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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Rip Van Winkle'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rip Van Winkle
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1963
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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)

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

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Reblooming (Re)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Kingston, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 18, 2011, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Rip Van Winkle [Gibson Girl x California Pink] Austin, L. & R. 1963 Historic TB 34" E and Fall RE, Strong Sweet Fragrance. Beautiful Pinkish to Crimson Red Iris with large white horns. bred out of two Rebloomers, it often blooms continuously into the Late Fall. Foliage also often stays lush into the Late Fall and Winter months as well. Just Beautiful!!

Positive

On Mar 26, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great grower. I love those white beards! Best part - - it reblooms.