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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Drama Queen'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Drama Queen
Hybridized by Keppel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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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:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive mrDunn On Nov 22, 2014, mrDunn from New York City, NY wrote:

LOVE THE FLOWER; HATE THE NAME! I started a tiny garden around an oak tree here on 21st street @ 8th avenue in NYC. I planted the well-named 'Fall Fiesta' and 'Medici Prince' this fall, and can't wait for them to bloom next spring (I hope). 'Drama Queen', though, is a terrible name for this iris. (Sorry Mr. Keppel) For me, an appositely named flower is a big part of its charm. (see: 19th c. French Roses) Many irises have bad names (see: Schreiner's) and I refuse to call 'DQ' this, which obviously needs a masculine moniker. I might call/label it 'The Bishop' or some kind of 'Mr. ____' name, once I figure out after whom to name it! What a superbly serious and gorgeous inflorescence it has.....I should love to see it blooming next to tulipa 'Queen of the Night' and rosa 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'.........

Neutral Joan On Mar 25, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005; Award of Merit 2007; John C. Wister Memorial Medal 2009

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Cotati, California
Derby, Kansas
Robertsville, Missouri
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Las Vegas, Nevada
Salem, New Jersey
Cazenovia, New York
New York City, New York
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grants Pass, Oregon
Greeneville, Tennessee



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