Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Spring Parasol'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Spring Parasol
Hybridized by Ernst
Registered or introduced: 1993
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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)

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

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:

Macy, Indiana

Anacoco, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 27, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

SPRING PARASOL: (Richard Ernst, R. 1993). Sdlg. F119A. TB 38" (97 cm) ML. "Ruffled, laced bright lavender pink, deeper veining, paler area at tip of light orange beard, slight tan shoulder infusion. Afternoon Delight X Gaulter 81-099, inv. Glendale., Cooley 1992. HM 1995" This information is taken directly from the American Iris Society's Check List data base. Although I rate this iris as a positive, it is somewhat less hardy in severe winters here in 5a/b. As with all plants (especially irises) I like to weigh all the pros and cons; and when (and IF) a plant decides to die or rot because of weather conditions, so be it- move on! This is my 10th year with this iris; it just needs a little extra 'TLC'.