Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Battle Royal'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Battle Royal
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1993
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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Miller, Missouri

Reno, Nevada

Bend, Oregon

Greeneville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

Beautiful colors, but very slow to grow and multiply here in zone 6b.

Neutral

On Feb 10, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1998

Positive

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

I really do like this iris!! Blooms early to mid spring and grows to 38 inches tall!

Cherry red over apricot base; beards bronze. Won an HM in 1998.

Positive

On Aug 7, 2003, starshine from Bend, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is easy to grow and maintain. Provides a lush splash of depth and colour to the garden area, and the blooms last for several weeks if they are fed. I love iris!