Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Splashacata'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Splashacata
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 1997
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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:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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

Dykes Memorial Medal

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Regional

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Bakersfield, California

Chino, California

Durham, Maine

Hagerstown, Maryland

Robertsville, Missouri

Coshocton, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 28, 2013, BamaBecka from Tuscaloosa, AL wrote:

Excellent performer. One of the best iris in my garden.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2006, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Uniquely pretty--stalks have held up well during gusty winds.

Positive

On Mar 26, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great grower, nice stalks and branching, excellent substance. Puts on quite a show!! Deserves the Dykes Medal!! HIghly recommended!

Neutral

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 2000; Award of Merit 2002; John C. Wister Medal 2004; Dykes Memorial Medal 2005