Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Ginger Swirl'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ginger Swirl
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1985
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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)

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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Violet/Lavender

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

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)

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

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Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Deer River, Minnesota

Robertsville, Missouri

Toston, Montana

Las Vegas, Nevada

Corrales, New Mexico

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 27, 2011, LauraSteele from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

AIS Honorable Mention 1987, Award of Merit 1989. Mine has 4 to 6 blooms per stalk on shorter stalks that don't require support. Absolutely outstanding, beautiful colors. It glows in the sunlight and looks like it's been sprinkled with diamond-dust. One of my favorites in the garden.

Positive

On Sep 1, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

I saw this beautiful iris on display at a local iris show and had to have it. I am so glad I added it to my garden. It won an Honorable Mention in 1987 from the American Iris Society. One of my favorites in my garden with excellent growth and eyecatching flowers. Highly recommend!

Positive

On Apr 30, 2004, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

Schreiner '85 34" M-L two branches, top is double good stalk