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PlantFiles: Miniature Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Kaleidoscope'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaleidoscope
Hybridized by Katkamier; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1929

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Class:
Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Dylilylover On Jul 1, 2004, Dylilylover from Machesney Park, IL wrote:

KALEIDOSCOPE; (Katkamier, Registered 1929) MTB, 26" Clear Yellow standards; Falls clear yellow with Wild splashes of red.

Positive patnjbob On Sep 1, 2003, patnjbob from Blossom, TX wrote:

(Katkamier 1929) Planted in pots because the rhizomes are so tiny. These are classified as Miniature Tall Bearded iris. I suspect raised beds with dwarf would work great for these beautiful babes of the iris world. No two bloom are the same.

Regional...

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

Durham, Maine
Deer River, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri
Harlowton, Montana
Shepherd, Montana
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Greeneville, Tennessee
Fort Washakie, Wyoming



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