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Iris 'Sherwin-Wright'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sherwin-Wright
Hybridized by Kohankie; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1915

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Class:
Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)

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:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive themikesmom On Apr 11, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Sherwin Wright' is a Historic iris that is found in many pre1940s old abandoned homesteads and gardens in the Eastern United States. It generally gets about 18-24 inches tall, but can get a bit taller if established and in direct sunlight. it has pbf which is purple based foliage but is hard to detect on the leaves like most pbf variety iris, you have to look for it, at the base of the plant were the leaves start above the rhizome and on the sides of the unopen flower buds. It is distinguished from the yellow variety "Aurea" by Jacques,of the same height, by this pbf foliage, slightly darker gold tinge of shade yellow than Aurea which is lighter, and a small white area on the falls directly below the beard. this small white area on the lower beard sometimes exhibits a small purple dot thought to be from the pbf. this purple dot area on the lower beard is also a trait in the much taller similar color tall bearded iris 'Coronation' by Moore 1927.

Regional...

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

Concord, North Carolina
Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania



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