Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Fancy Woman'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Fancy Woman
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Gainesville, Georgia

Salvisa, Kentucky

Ventress, Louisiana

Shepherd, Montana

Toston, Montana (2 reports)

Omaha, Nebraska

Salem, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 1, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

36" VE-M
One of the first to bloom here in Virginia plus has a long bloom season. Seems to glow. Grows well and is nicely prolific

Positive

On Apr 11, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Seems to grow and increase well. I really like how it looks in the morning shade.