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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Gay Parasol'

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

HM 1975 AM 1977

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

Falls are velvety, very nice Iris

Positive NellPercy 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

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
Lawton, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Friedensburg, Pennsylvania
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Readyville, Tennessee
Tomah, Wisconsin



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