Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Santiago'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Santiago
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1989
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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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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Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Greeneville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 3, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

SANTIAGO: (Joseph Ghio, R. 1989). Sdlg. 85-40K3. TB 36" (91 cm) L-VL. "Deep red orange; tangerine beard. 83-88N, Stratagem sib, X Guadalajara., Bay View 1990. HM 1994". I am reluctant to rate any iris as neutral or negative. Even with extra care, I've had some trouble with winter rot in the rhizomes of this cultivar (and other orange irises), especially when there is lack of snow cover and temperatures dip to the sub-teens. Being an avid collector I don't mind a challenge; and this iris has been one! However, I still give it a favorable rating because I feel its good qualities outweigh its poor ones.