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Tall Bearded Iris 'Total Recall'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Total Recall
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Reblooming (Re)





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:


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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Garden Valley, California

Rohnert Park, California

Simi Valley, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Gainesville, Georgia

Blanchard, Michigan

Jefferson City, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Elba, New York

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Midland, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 4, 2008, rfraser from Simi Valley, CA wrote:

This is a reblooming machine in Southern California. I had flowers from April to June and again from July to December! I divided them in November and there are new bloom stalks developing. The color goes with everything.


On May 11, 2005, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is another excellent re-blooming Iris and does very well in the coastal area of South Carolina. Mine produced 34 huge blooms in late April/early May of 2005. Also held up well in a vase for almost 6 days when cut just after full bloom.


On May 10, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(Hager, 92) Early to Late bloom season. 34" Reblooms

"Wide, crystalline white falls bordered with a bright lemon trim. Near-white standards flushed lemon up the midrib. Yellow beards." American Iris Society Honorable Mention '96; Award of Merit '00.
Cooley's Iris Garden
Sutton's Iris Garden reports reliable rebloom to zone 3.