Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Goddess'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Goddess
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 1981
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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)

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

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:

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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Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 25, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

GODDESS: (Keith Keppel, R. 1981). Sdlg. 76-120K. TB 35" (89 cm) E. "S. pinkish cream (M&P 9-B-2 to 9-D-2); F. paler (9-B-1 to 9-D-1) in center, deeper hafts flushed golden buff; pale cream beard, cadmium orange in throat. 72-30C: (68-39D x Apricot Blaze) X 74-37C: (70-53E: (68-39D: (66-35C: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x (66-35B x April Melody)) x Osage Buff)., Keppel 1981." The preceding information is from the American Iris Society Check List data base. My words: "This is known as a 'glaciata' in iris terminology. It is among the most beautiful in color and form, and I keep it for its beauty alone. However, it can be a little difficult in areas of severe winters and hot humid summers as it tends to develop rhizome soft rot easily. Ni... read more