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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Ocean Pacific'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ocean Pacific
Hybridized by Ghio; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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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:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
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:
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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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gussie34 On Apr 15, 2013, gussie34 from Rohnert Park, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

In fall 2010 I planted 7 Ocean Pacific rhizomes in a bed 7 ft. x 2-1/2 ft. In spring 2011 there were 14 bloomstalks, and in October, about 20. (I had some in a 15" tub, which got handtrucked into my SE-facing living room, where the clump bloomed in December 2011 and January 2012.) In spring 2012 there were 28 in the 7 ft bed, in Oct. about 14 again, continuing into November, until the budstalks froze. But in early March 2013, about 14 stalks, bloomed and finished toward the end of the month--when more budstalks started showing up; last week--I counted 36 budstalks. They will have to be thinned at the end of the season. Nothing else of the 16 rebloomers I have produces like Ocean Pacific. (Two other especially reliable ones in my zone 9b are Earl of Essex and Summer Radiance--which also bloomed in July of its 2nd year.)

The Oc. Pac. rhizomes had come from another bed, which in its 3rd year had produced 5 bloomstalks on each of 5 clumps. The plant is vigorous! has good branching and flower form, a lovely shade of mid-blue, and is relatively disease-resistant. If this plant doesn't have any awards, it should!

Positive Margiempv On Mar 26, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good grower, lovely deep blue, but it has never rebloomed for me.

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

"(Ghio, 88) Early to Mid blooming season. 36" Reblooming
Fairly good rebloom in mid-August through September. A fine, ruffled medium blue self with blue beards. Falls are slightly darker than the standards."
Cooley's Iris Garden notes.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Rohnert Park, California
Urbandale, Iowa
Thackerville, Oklahoma



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