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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Hook'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Hook
Hybridized by Johnson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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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:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hook iris is one of the tallest and most beautiful TB irises available. i had always wanted one and just got ten large healthy rhizomes from Dana of Malevil iris in W.Texas. I have seen these before in arkansas, but not in my region and had to order some finally from texas to grow here in NC,and they tower over other iris. Even a little taller than iris pallida the old fashioned sweet lavender iris. Everyone who loves the Tallest Brightest Colored TB irises must get this iris!!! for now i have up a picture of Dana's on my page but as soon as mine bloom this coming Spring, ill post a picture or two, or three of mine. peace,.. mike.

Neutral Joan On Mar 23, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2006

Regional...

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

Boise, Idaho
Robertsville, Missouri
Concord, North Carolina
Lawton, Oklahoma
Thackerville, Oklahoma (2 reports)
Greeneville, Tennessee
Gainesville, Texas



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