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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Solar Fire'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Solar Fire
Hybridized by Tasco; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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:
Red
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral irisMA On Jan 26, 2008, irisMA from South Hamilton, MA wrote:

Grew, first yr. bloom in daughters garden, Huron OH

Positive Margiempv On Jan 6, 2007, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This iris is a good grower here. It is a bit lighter in color due to our harsh sun and high temperatures but it holds up well. Has great substance! Recommended!

Neutral Joan On Mar 27, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005; Award of Merit 2007

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
San Jose, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grants Pass, Oregon
Greeneville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas



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