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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Raspberry Silk'

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

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Class:
Border Bearded (BB)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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):
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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive grannymarsh On Jun 12, 2007, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Aptly named, as the raspberry color reminds me of raspberry swirl ice cream. Mid to late season bloomer.

Positive Elizabethtown On Jun 14, 2005, Elizabethtown from Hagerstown, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is one exciting broken color iris. It is delicate as a silk scarf in appearance but doesn't need extra attention that most broken colors seem to need. It's one tough cookie.

Regional...

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

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Gresham Park, Georgia
Halfway, Maryland
Shepherd, Montana
Greeneville, Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin
Sheridan, Wyoming



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