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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Celestial Explosion'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Celestial Explosion
Hybridized by Tasco; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Jul 17, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2006; Award of Merit 2008

Positive Margiempv On Mar 20, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grows well! Nice form, and has a sweet fragrance too!

Positive TBGDN On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

CELESTIAL EXPLOSION: (Richard Tasco, R. 2003). Sdlg. 96-TB-08-35. TB 35" (89 cm) EM. "S. violet (RHS 82B); style arms violet, old gold edges; F. cold white ground heavily peppered violet, darker violet rim; beards white with hairs tipped golden yellow, few violet tips at end; lightly ruffled; sweet fragrance. Splashacata X Colortrak., Superstition 2004." This information is reseached from the American Iris Society. This iris bloomed in its first year (2005) for me after planting in 2004. From what I've observed during that year I am very satisfied with this iris. Growth and bloom seem to be very good, and plant hardiness is equally good. Very attractive flowers!

Regional...

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

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Oro Valley, Arizona
Chicago, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
South Sioux City, Nebraska
Salem, New Jersey
Coshocton, Ohio
Lawton, Oklahoma
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee



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