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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Sotto Voce'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sotto Voce
Additional cultivar information: (aka Sotto Voc)
Hybridized by Hager; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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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:
Pink
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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:
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):
Honorable Mention

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Early to Mid Season bloom 38"

Light lavender-pink standards with falls of lilac. Washed with purple colors they blend to light blue-violet at the beard end. Beards are lilac changing to orange in the the throat. Ruffled with eight buds.

American Iris Society Honorable Mention 2002.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Bakersfield, California
Clio, California
Belleville, Michigan
Tupelo, Mississippi
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Greeneville, Tennessee
Moxee, Washington



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