Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Green and Gifted'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Green and Gifted
Hybridized by P. Blyth
Registered or introduced: 1989
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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:

Pale Green

Green

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

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)

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:

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Iowa City, Iowa

Belleville, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Corrales, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Lawton, Oklahoma

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 22, 2015, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have been on a "Find Green Iris" mission since I fell in love (well back in love) with Irises. This is the first plant I had bloom that supposedly had some green and guess what, It really does. The shoulders are an olive green. But in the right light even the standards take on a greenish (versus yellowish) tone So this has all been much to my delight but there is more. The flowers are changelings. Mine started out with much more blue on the falls and then slowly lightened up and have more of the yellowish-green color. In summary - Beautiful and unique colors and the markings are stunning. Also, the beards are an interesting brown tipped with purple. This took 2 years to bloom but good things come to those who wait, in this case!

Positive

On Nov 23, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Decent growth habits and most amazing colors.