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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Honky Tonk Blues'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Honky Tonk Blues
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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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:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Dykes Memorial Medal
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Mainer On Jan 28, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Very hardy in my zone and it does have purple base fans.

Neutral Joan On May 24, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1990; Award of Merit 1992; Wister 1994; Dyke's Medal 1995

Neutral doss On Mar 14, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

'Honkey Tonk Blues' is a 37" mid-season bloomer. Highly recognized, it has won the American Iris Society Honorable Mention '90; Award of Merit '92; Wister Medal '94; Dykes Medal '95. The Wister Medal is the highest award possible for the Tall Bearded Iris and requires winning the Honorable mentiona and Award of Merit. The Dykes Medal is the highest award given by the AIS for any Iris.

Positive NellPercy On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

This is an odd thing. Has splashes of near white on a mid blue flower. Exactly how it looks depends on your soil and the weather. Grows and blooms well but does not multiple rapidly. Schreiner 1988

Regional...

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

Durham, Maine
Belleville, Michigan
Blanchard, Michigan
Alton, Missouri
Robertsville, Missouri
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Milan, Ohio
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Lawton, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Rapid City, South Dakota
Greeneville, Tennessee
Readyville, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Tyler, Texas
Rosalia, Washington



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