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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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


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

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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