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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Carl and Sissy'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Carl and Sissy
Hybridized by Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

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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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive themikeman On Jul 28, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the tallest TB irises availabe at 48-56 inches Tall!!!. I planted mine with 'Hook' and 'Neon Cowboy", both of the other two tallest TB irises available in the last decade. It' a very beautiful bright 2-tone purple magenta with lavender top iris. mike

Positive Tntigger On Feb 21, 2009, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very fast multipling iris here for us in zone 6b.

Neutral Joan On Mar 25, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2004; Award of Merit 2007

Positive Margiempv On Dec 6, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good growth and rich colors!!! One of my favorites.

Regional...

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

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Tucson, Arizona
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Concord, North Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Tomah, Wisconsin



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