Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Liaison'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Liaison
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Pink

Purple

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):

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Regional

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

Vail, Arizona

Cloverdale, California

Burlington, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cherryvale, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)

Anacoco, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Alton, Missouri

Camdenton, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Deming, New Mexico

Southold, New York

Belfield, North Dakota

Hamilton, Ohio

Crystal Spring, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 4, 2004, aecrowell from Reno, NV wrote:

This is a gorgeous iris, with very light apricot standard and velvety red-violet falls with light edges. I think it came to me by accident, in a Home Depot package for another iris! I used this database to identify it.

Neutral

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

Lovely colors, but doesn't grow well for me either.

Positive

On Jun 1, 2003, lauburt from Vancouver, WA wrote:

This iris is a little slow to spread, but the bloom more than makes up for it. Liaison definitely gets noticed in the garden!