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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Tennessee Gentleman'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Tennessee Gentleman
Hybridized by Innerst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)
Late (La)

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
Award of Merit

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Homefire On Sep 3, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

36" ML
This has been a good strong and reliable iris for me. Many blooms and steady increase. I highly recommend it. Makes a good showbench iris also.

Positive Margiempv On Mar 15, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great grower, and even lovelier than the photos show.

Neutral Joan On Dec 29, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1993, Award of Merit 1995

Regional...

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

, (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Oroville East, California
Machesney Park, Illinois
Burlington, Iowa
Gardiner, Maine
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma
Thackerville, Oklahoma
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Greeneville, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia



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