Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Good Looking'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Good Looking
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Purple

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

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)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

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Regional

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

Apple Valley, California

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Greeneville, Tennessee

Greenfield, Tennessee

Harker Heights, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 18, 2012, MaryCarol_Iris from Greenfield, TN wrote:

Good Looking is stunning - I measured 7" across on one of mine - dusky lavender - outstanding form, vigorous, a real beauty. Blooms mid-late for me in Western Tennessee. Looks good against Light to midium blues, pinks or dark purples.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2008, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

The color on this plant is so unusual,you really have to see it in person to enjoy it. Grows great for us here in zone 6b.

Positive

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

37" EM
Good Looking is exactly that. A gorgeous flower that grows extremly well and makes a wonderful clump. Good stalks and great branching. One of my top 10 favorites in my garden of 300+ irises. Be sure to add it to your garden, too. Highly recommended!