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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Happy New Year'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Happy New Year
Hybridized by Byers; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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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)
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

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:
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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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive DrQuool On Feb 26, 2012, DrQuool from Rancho Cordova, CA wrote:

Our iris "Happy New Year" is budding now, late February 2012, in the Sacramento area. It blooms a few times a year for us.

Positive 01cookie On Jan 4, 2012, 01cookie from Halfmoon Bay, BC, BC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This iris blooms in the beginning of May here on the Pacific West Coast of Canada, not far from Vancouver.

Positive long_rider On Jun 16, 2011, long_rider from Clio, CA wrote:

One of my most reliable bloomers here at 5000' elevation - high desert conditions complicated by pine trees!

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Vail, Arizona
Citrus, California
Clio, California
Desert View Highlands, California
Montague, California
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Pittstown, New Jersey
Greeneville, Tennessee
Gilmer, Texas
Milton, Washington



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