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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Skating Party'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Skating Party
Hybridized by Gaulter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TBGDN On Feb 28, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

TB 34" (86 cm) M-L.

Fluted white; lemon beard tipped white. (Portrait of Larrie x Carriage Trade) X sib.

A favorite white with a lot of good qualities, including hardiness, bloom and easy garden culture.

Neutral doss On Mar 22, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Mid to Late season bloomer. 34"
American Iris Society Honorable Mention '85; Award of Merit '89.
A very popular Iris cultivar.

Positive lauburt On Jun 1, 2003, lauburt from Vancouver, WA wrote:

I love white iris. In my opinion, this is one of the best! Very prolific bloomer and huge flowers with a sweet scent. When the blooms first open, they are a pale, icy blue and turn white after a day or two. Very ruffly, and makes a clump in no time at all!


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Arbuckle, California
Bakersfield, California
Cotati, California
San Jose, California
San Rafael, California
Macy, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Tupelo, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Lawton, Oklahoma
Media, Pennsylvania
Fort Worth, Texas
Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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