Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Habit'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Habit
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

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)

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

Dark Purple/Black

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

Regional

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

Gainesville, Georgia

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Anacoco, Louisiana

Ventress, Louisiana

Preston, Maryland

Saint Louis, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Harlowton, Montana

Beatrice, Nebraska

Lawton, Oklahoma

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Lafayette, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 21, 2010, caitlinsgarden from McGregor, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Strong stems, large flowers, lush ultra black violet velvet falls, lovely fragrance, altogether pleasing.

Positive

On Sep 1, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

34" M
Everyone (and I really mean everyone) who comes to my garden when Habit is blooming gravitate straight to this iris, even though there may be 200 other varieties blooming at the same time.
Although it does not grow very tall, it makes a beautiful clump. It is easy to grow and always has lots of bloom stalks. Highly recommended

Neutral

On Sep 23, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2001; Award of Merit 2004