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Iris 'Valentine's Day'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Valentine's Day
Hybridized by Wood; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
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

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

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:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2001

Positive TBGDN On Mar 5, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

VALENTINE'S DAY: (Vernon Wood, R. 1996). Sdlg. 92-49. TB 34" (86 cm) VE. "Ruffled pink (near RHS 56B) self; beards tangerine. Sib to Sly Fox., Stockton 1997." Very nice delicate color of pink; a little on the tender side here in 5a/b. Sub-teen temperatures without snow cover can cause serious problems. Best in southerly, sheldered locations in cold winter areas.

Positive aecrowell On Jun 10, 2004, aecrowell from Reno, NV wrote:

This is a very pretty iris and an excellent grower for me. The flowers aren't large but have a beautiful form and soft pink tones. It has taken over one of my back beds, in fact, growing so heartily that the iris I planted near it have been pushed out.

Positive Margiempv On Dec 13, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This has good healthy growth for me; nice increases too. It's proving to be a good iris.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Macy, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Reno, Nevada
Greeneville, Tennessee



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