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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Coffee Whispers'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Coffee Whispers
Hybridized by Blyth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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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:
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan

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):
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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Margiempv On Mar 29, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This one has a decent growth pattern, adequate increase, and has been a dependable bloomer for me year after year. Very showy. It's one of my favorites.

It doesn't get near as tall as it does in Australia (38"), but it's not way short either. For me it gets to about 34"- 35".

S. white, faint creamy midrib; F. coffee pink, blended light pastel lavender blaze, 1/8" white edge; beards tangerine;
** sweet fragrance.

Parentage: B178-2: (Wild Vision x Imprimis) X About Town.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Derby, Kansas
Ventress, Louisiana
Robertsville, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salem, New Jersey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Greeneville, Tennessee
Blossom, Texas
Portsmouth, Virginia



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