Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Strike it Rich'

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

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

, (2 reports)

Happy Jack, Arizona

Lawton, Oklahoma

Media, Pennsylvania

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 13, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

"Strike it Rich" is an outstanding iris. It has super vibrant, uniform color, great tall stalks, and is highly vigorous here in Zone 8. It routinely outperforms two Dykes Medalists on either side of it. Highly recommended.

Neutral

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

Introduced by R. Ernst, 93
Mid Season bloom. 35"
"Glowing deep golden yellow self, very clean with mild ruffling and a touch of lace on the edging. Flowers are about 6" across. Consistently good branch and bud count. Very sun tolerant. American Iris Society Honorable Mention '95."
Cooley's Iris Garden Note






Positive

On Dec 13, 2003, mountaineer from Manhattan, KS wrote:

This Iris is a very INTENSE dark yellow. It stands out from a distance. Very eye catching, grows well, lots of blooms.