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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Night Edition'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Night Edition
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Light Blue
Dark Blue

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:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive blkbtrfly On Apr 10, 2012, blkbtrfly from South Sumter, SC wrote:

I've grown this spectacular, showy iris in a pot on my deck in full sun, and overwintered it on the deck as well, in the midlands of South Carolina. And yes, we get a lot of freezing nights as well. I repotted it after the third year, to divide and change the soil.

Positive Chere On Jun 3, 2009, Chere from Oakhurst, CA wrote:

This iris has multiplied and done great for me and I think it is breathtaking. It put on a great show of flowers this year.

Neutral Joan On Jun 29, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1985

Neutral Mainecoon On May 27, 2005, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

nothing to rave about ( zone 4) perhaps more suited to zone 5 & up

Neutral mhelm On Jul 1, 2004, mhelm from Fargo, ND wrote:

I've had this iris for a number of years, but it's yet to make a big showing. I must say that it may be the location I have it in -- we have very heavy soil here, and it's not in full sun, but the stems are less stocky than others in the same location that are doing rather well. (Zone 4, Fargo ND)


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

, (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Yosemite Lakes, California
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Gardiner, Maine
Alton, Missouri
Brunswick, Missouri
Fargo, North Dakota
Manning, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

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