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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Liaison'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Liaison
Hybridized by Ghio; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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:

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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

Awards (if applicable):
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive lauburt 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!


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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