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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Local Color'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Local Color
Hybridized by Keppel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
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:
Violet/Lavender
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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral doss On Mar 15, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(Keppel, 96) Mid season bloom. 40"
"Standards are bold roman purple. Falls are dark purple with a narrow violet edge. Slight white patterning near beards of orange vermillion".
Cooley's Iris Garden note.

American Iris Society awards: Honorable Mention '98; and Award of Merit '00; Wister Medal '02. The Wister Medal is the highest award possible for a Tall Bearded Iris. An Iris must win the Honorable Mention and the Award of Merit before being eligible to win the Wister Medal.

Positive Margiempv On Jan 20, 2005, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Has great growth habits, and is a dependable bloomer.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Grand Junction, Colorado
Wichita, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Robertsville, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma
Thackerville, Oklahoma
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
West Newton, Pennsylvania
Greeneville, Tennessee



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