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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Lacy Snowflake'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Lacy Snowflake
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)


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:

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral joannacay On Jun 19, 2009, joannacay from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely stunning blooms, but mine didn't stay upright. It's gorgeous anyway.

Positive Sherlock221 On Jan 13, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

Perfection in white! These are the most enormous blooms of the purest white with ruffled edges -- stunning!! Largest blooms I've ever seen on an iris. I have been growing them for 7 or 8 years in part sun in soil that is not the greatest ... and they are show stoppers. Highly recommended!

Positive amelia98 On Jun 22, 2003, amelia98 from Brookline, NH wrote:

This iris is planted in sandy soil that receives a whole day
of sun yet it thrives with gigantic beautiful blooms on 3 foot
stems. I gave a piece to a 10 year old neighbor and he's having great luck with it placed in a northern exposure location. Bought as a rhizome for about 2 or 3 dollars at Home Depot 6 to 8 years ago, it's one of the most reliable plants in my yard for one heck of a bargain price. It's now 18 fans, not including what went to the neighbors.

Positive avmoran On Nov 8, 2002, avmoran from Pylesville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

This wonderful rebloomer withstands a variety of weather conditions. Multiple division produced each year.


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

Lancaster, Kentucky
Salvisa, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Windsor Mill, Maryland
Reno, Nevada
Brookline, New Hampshire
Belfield, North Dakota
Lima, Ohio
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Greeneville, Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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