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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Wishful Thinking'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Wishful Thinking
Hybridized by Keppel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
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)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

"(Keppel, 95) Mid season bloom. 40" F

"Hyacinth blue standards are infused violet purple on the midribs. Paler, silvery hyacinth blue falls lend a gentle contrast. Yellow to pale lavender beards. Superb ruffling and super sweet fragrance. American Iris Society Honorable Mention '98; Award of Merit '00."
Cooley's Iris Garden note.

Neutral gregfaithemily On Feb 13, 2004, gregfaithemily from Seymour, IN wrote:

Keith Kepple 1996

Regional...

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

Deer River, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Omaha, Nebraska



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