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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Twist of Fate'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Twist of Fate
Hybridized by Palmer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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:

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):
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kathmom On Jun 13, 2009, kathmom from Rosalia, WA wrote:

Have hung on to this iris for several years, and the waiting paid off as it finally erupted in magnificent blooms. The shade and texture of the dark blue falls are like nothing else I have seen.

Positive Margiempv On Nov 28, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

It is slower growing but well worth doing so. The colors on this iris are breathtaking!

Positive lormay On Mar 16, 2004, lormay wrote:

This iris has beautiful silk like petals. Pictures don't do it justice. Grown on Long Island


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

Tucson, Arizona
Ware, Massachusetts
Alton, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Beatrice, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Lawton, Oklahoma
Rapid City, South Dakota
Rosalia, Washington

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