Tall Bearded Iris 'Fogbound'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Fogbound
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Tall Bearded (TB)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Cloverdale, California

Yosemite Lakes, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)

Hebron, Kentucky

Hagerstown, Maryland

Kansas City, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Toston, Montana (2 reports)

Salem, New Jersey

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2007, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Fogbound is very pretty, with some of the tallest stalks of any in my garden. Produces many flowers. I don't hybridize, but for those who do this is a very fertile plant. Has many children--few of them as pretty as the parent IMO.


On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 2000; Award of Merit 2002; John C. Wister Medal 2005


On Mar 14, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Fogbound is a 40" mid-season bloomer and was awarded the American Iris Society Honorable Mention '00 and Award of Merit '02.


On May 31, 2004, mountaineer from Manhattan, KS wrote:

Fogbound produces lots of blooms over a long period.