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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Zandria'

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

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Mainecoon On Jan 1, 2009, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

The Zandria I got was a very small rhizome that took 2 years to bloom and it had only one flower, the following year it had many flowers, I must say in comparing to some of my other irises, this iris is slower in spreading but it blooms every year, where some of my faster growers do not. I used Triple Phos in fall and again in spring before bloom and the color is more intense, a very beautiful flower.
My only problem with this iris has been with deer

Neutral Margiempv On Mar 19, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've grown this one for several years now, and it's a slower growing iris for me here in Southwest Arizona. Needs a lot of attention to keep it going. Steady but slow. Lovely coloring on this iris!

Neutral Joan On Dec 17, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '98, Award of Merit '00

Positive MikenMyrtle On Jun 3, 2005, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

I had read on another listserv that Zandria was a difficult grower. I did not find this to be the case at all. The nursery sent me two rhizomes (saying that they were both smallish--though they were reasonably good size). Both plants bloomed this, the first, year--one plant put up three separate stalks, the only one of my first year irises to do this. Between the two plants, there were about 25-30 beautiful flowers. The standards are a clear, uniform pink. Beautiful contrast!

Zandria was the last iris to bloom in my Zone 8 garden.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Monroe, Connecticut
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Coshocton, Ohio
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

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