Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Snow Flurry'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Flurry
Hybridized by Rees
Registered or introduced: 1939
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Macy, Indiana

Shepherd, Montana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 15, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

SNOW FLURRY: (Clara Rees, R. 1939). This is the only reference to this iris in the AIS Check List. However, it is referenced several times with photos in the book, "The World Of Irises". Described as "EM, 48", Pure, frilled and ruffled icy white with a faint blue cast; orange blossom fragrance". Award of Merit 1941. I must reference the book, 'The World Of Irises', Copyright 1978, The American Iris Society: On page 62, the story is told (or so it goes) that Clara Rees had crossed 'Purissima' X 'Thais' resulting in TWO seeds. And one of them was bad. The resulting good seed was Snow Flurry. This is the maiden bloom (May 2006) for this cultivar in my garden. And, I must be honest, it took two full years to get around to it! No matter, it was worth the wait!