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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Lilting'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Lilting
Hybridized by Byers; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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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)

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:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

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:
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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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Homefire On Sep 2, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

I no longer grow this iris, but I did for 4 or 5 years. Dependable rebloom here in Virginia

Positive gaited1 On Oct 18, 2005, gaited1 from Clio, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Introduced by Byers 1991. Osyter white with falls edge stitched in light red violet. Lovely flowers, reliable bloomer even under poor conditions. Said to rebloom, but not in my area.

Regional...

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

Clio, California
Salvisa, Kentucky
Deer River, Minnesota
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Greeneville, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia



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