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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Ocelot'

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

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

Lovely iris and it grows well too.

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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