Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Imprimis'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Imprimis
Hybridized by Blyth
Registered or introduced: 1991
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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 Pink

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Auburn, California

Clio, California

Macy, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Manhattan, Kansas

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Anacoco, Louisiana

Blanchard, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Harlowton, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Lake Placid, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Grants Pass, Oregon

Columbia, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Little Elm, Texas

Marshall, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 13, 2014, gaited1 from Clio, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful coloring, but doesn't thrive here.

Positive

On Mar 5, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Imprimis: Hybridized by Blyth 1991. Unusual, but very nice colors, especially the beards. Moderate growth, blooms easily.

Neutral

On Dec 28, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Unusual coloring - - lovely, but it just didn't grow for me.