Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Laced Cotton'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Laced Cotton
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1978
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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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Regional

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

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Barnesville, Georgia

Lizella, Georgia

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marble Hill, Missouri (2 reports)

Lawton, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Crystal Spring, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Vancouver, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 12, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '82, Award of Merit '84

Positive

On May 27, 2005, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

I have had good luck with Laced cotton blooming every
year in Wyo but it has never rebloomed . I love the lace

Neutral

On Dec 30, 2004, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've had it for at least 10 years, not a prolific bloomer, and has never re-bloomed. I can say it;s pretty and very hardy.

Positive

On Dec 6, 2003, Nancymo from Marble Hill, MO wrote:

Grows well for me here in SE Mo. I love the lace!

Neutral

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

This is beautiful (very ruffled and extremely laced) when it decides to bloom. I've tried it 3 different places over the last 14 years.