Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Kilt Lilt'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Kilt Lilt
Hybridized by Gibson
Registered or introduced: 1969
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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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

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

Dykes Memorial Medal

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Tucson, Arizona

Harrison, Arkansas

Gainesville, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 27, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1971; Award of Merit 1973; Dyke's Medal 1976

Positive

On Apr 7, 2006, Belle1 from Fort Smith, AR wrote:

Blooms midseason, Standards apricot and gold, falls maroon and gold, very ruffled for the time. Winner of HM, AM and
Dykes Medal in 1976.

Positive

On May 13, 2005, dbknread from Harrison, AR wrote:

Bought this two years ago and it is breath-taking Live in northern Arkansas with very poor soil and it is planted in semi shade and doing very well.