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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Firebreather'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Firebreather
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992

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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

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Late (La)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Mar 4, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1994

Positive lauburt On Jun 1, 2003, lauburt from Vancouver, WA wrote:

Firebreather has the hottest orange color I've seen in an iris. The first year, my blooms were smaller, but they've gotten bigger as the plant matures.

Regional...

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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mc Gregor, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Robertsville, Missouri
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Vancouver, Washington



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