Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Song of Norway'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Song of Norway
Hybridized by Luihn
Registered or introduced: 1977
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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:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Late (La)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Dykes Memorial Medal

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Apple Valley, California

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Wichita, Kansas

Hagerstown, Maryland

Preston, Maryland

Robertsville, Missouri

Las Vegas, Nevada

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Winchester, Virginia

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 10, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

HM 1981 AM 1983 DM 1986

Positive

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

This iris (for me personally) will always be in the top five irises I grow, and ranks among the finest tall bearded irises ever introduced! It rates right up there with 'Silverado', 'Dusky Challenger' and 'Celebration Song'. If I had to give up all irises in the gardens except five, these four would stay along with 'Lorilee'.