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
Registered or introduced: 1979
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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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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):

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Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

On Mar 16, 2004, lormay wrote:

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