Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Pheasant Feathers'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Pheasant Feathers
Hybridized by Johnson
Registered or introduced: 1999
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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

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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

Regional

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

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Boise, Idaho

Aurora, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ellinwood, Kansas

Blanchard, Michigan

Gladwin, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Las Vegas, Nevada

Crossville, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 20, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This iris turned out just as it did in all the pictures online, full of various deep colors. It has very tall flower stems that are strong along with shorter than normal growing leaves.

Positive

On Sep 2, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

45" ML
WOW! I, too, am crazy about this tall stately iris! I am using it in my hybridizing effort to create other tall irises with good strong stalks that don't fall over, just like the stalks on this one. If you like tall irises, this is the one! Highly recommended

Positive

On Jun 20, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Outstanding Colors !!
I am crazy about this one.

Neutral

On Mar 20, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2001