Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Gay Parasol'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gay Parasol
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1973
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

, (3 reports)

Tucson, Arizona

Sherwood, Arkansas

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lexington, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

Blanchard, Michigan

Alton, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Belfield, North Dakota

Enid, Oklahoma

Lawton, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Celina, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 9, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

HM 1975 AM 1977

Positive

On Jun 8, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Falls are velvety, very nice Iris

Positive

On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

bicolor--Standard white, fall violet with the slightest of white edges. Grows and blooms well. zone 6