Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Gypsy Romance'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gypsy Romance
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1994
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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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

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

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Sebastopol, California

Yosemite Lakes, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Macy, Indiana

Blanchard, Michigan

South Rockwood, Michigan

Cut Bank, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Los Alamos, New Mexico

North Ridgeville, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Coppell, Texas

Palo Pinto, Texas (2 reports)

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 12, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards:
American Iris Society Honorable Mention '96, Award of Merit '98, John C. Wister Medal '02

Positive

On Dec 22, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Excellent grower, with many increases. Lovely.