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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Ocelot'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ocelot
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

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

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Tucson, Arizona

Citrus, California

East Porterville, California

Rohnert Park, California

Mackinaw, Illinois

Ellinwood, Kansas

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Elba, New York

Lake Placid, New York

Lawton, Oklahoma

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Harker Heights, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 4, 2007, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

This is a beautiful flower with exceptional growth here in Zone 8. Forms a clump quickly. The blooms have a delicate aspect, and the color is super. I would recommend Ocelot.

Neutral

On Dec 14, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '00, Award of Merit '02

Positive

On Dec 30, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely iris and it grows well too.