Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Happy New Year'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Happy New Year
Hybridized by Byers
Registered or introduced: 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:

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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!