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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Tennison Ridge'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Tennison Ridge
Hybridized by Begley; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Mar_isa On May 8, 2009, Mar_isa from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This year, my iris started blooming, but suddenly and after giving the first flower, the rest died. The plant is healthy though.

In my area, South Central Texas, it only gives flowers in Spring, but not in Fall. It is quite drought resistant and likes well drained soiled.

Neutral Joan On Jul 9, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1991, Award of Merit 1993

Regional...

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

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Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Cotati, California
San Rafael, California
Yulee, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Belleville, Michigan
Maple City, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Alton, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma
Columbia, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas
Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)



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