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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Feed Back'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Feed Back
Additional cultivar information:(aka Feedback)
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Aptos, California

Newbury Park, California

Genoa, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

Hagerstown, Maryland

Deer River, Minnesota

Richmond, Missouri

Cicero, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Lawton, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Celina, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

The Plains, Virginia

Kinnear, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 13, 2013, GardeningJudy from Richmond, MO wrote:

Very successful in getting this tall bearded iris to rebloom. Most reliable of any that I have. Today each plant is showing 2-3 stalks of blooms so by the end of the week (October 14) there should be some beautiful pictures to take. Drought and heat have been a big issue in the past couple of years here in Missouri but this iris never disappoints!

Positive

On Feb 25, 2012, whitesam9 from Dayton, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've tried several different varieties of tall "reblooming" irises. This is the only one that actually reblooms for me. (I've had lots of luck with the shorter varieties of reblooming irises, but not the tall ones.) FeedBack actually reblooms as promised in my garden. Mine was loaded with several flowers last October & November.

Neutral

On Dec 24, 2010, joannacay from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

On the positive side, this had a really interesting variety of shades of purple on the same stalk. On the negative side, the stalks fell over, but in that bed everything is leaning to reach the sun.

Neutral

On Oct 30, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

im not a huge fan of this iris, it is one of the fastest spreading irises i have in terms of plants/ foliage dividing, BUT, it almost never blooms for me, and when it does bloom it has extemely short bloom time, and the stems are short and thick and stocky looking, and i usually like my tall bearded iris to be tall and skiny with healthy stems, mine are not tall even though healthy looking..it is a rebloomer but in the three or four years i have had it ive only ever had one bloom in the fall the second year ive had it, and it has not been a rebloomer since, thats if it even blooms at all in the spring..if you get this,in order to have alot of luck with it, i think your gonna have to plant it in the brightest sunnyiest spot possible as mine is in a semi-shaded area and has all these bloomin... read more

Positive

On Feb 21, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

It performs well as a rebloomer here! It is an easy grower, increases well, and a dependable bloomer every spring.