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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'About Town'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: About Town
Hybridized by Blyth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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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:
Rose/Mauve
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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):
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Homefire On Aug 30, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

This iris grows 36 inches tall and blooms early-mid season. I have a very special fondness for this cultivar because I won "Queen of Show" with this iris several years ago. It is a slow grower here in Virginia, but the blooms are breathtaking! Excellent branching and, of course, showbench quality! Highly recommended

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Vail, Arizona
Gainesville, Georgia
Anacoco, Louisiana
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma
Greeneville, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Collinsville, Texas
Portsmouth, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington



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