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Tall Bearded Iris 'Golden Panther'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Panther
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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

Walther Cup

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Laceys Spring, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

North Fork, California

San Jose, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Macy, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Belleville, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Harlowton, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Lincoln, Nebraska

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 11, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Iris is available at Superstition Iris Garden in Cathey's Valley, CA. I bought this very heathy iris there, along with 'Cloudless Sunrise' and they look wonderful together.


On Aug 23, 2009, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Fantastic grower here in Zone 8, upper coastal South Carolina. Very pretty blend of gold, amber and copperish tones.

Won the Dykes Medal in 2009, most deservedly from my perspective!


On Jul 15, 2009, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Dykes Memorial Medal winner 2009.


On Mar 20, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Walther Cup 2002; Award of Merit 2004; John C. Wister Medal 2006; Dykes Memorial Medal Runner Up 2007, Dykes Memorial Medal Winner 2009


On Nov 23, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely iris.......... but it just dwindles away to nothing for me.