Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Solomon's Shield'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Solomon's Shield
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Class:

Arilbred (AB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Coral/Apricot

Violet/Lavender

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2011, themikesmom wrote:

Solomon's Shield (Beirut x Iman Ahmid)x((JallahEffend;xObi,(RC)x(I.aurantica) Hunt, 1985 OGB Arilbred 29"tall EM. Aril Society Award 1987. Standards are pale amethyst to tan laid over gold with a peach center, Falls are red black with golden brown edge. currently still available at C and T iris patch in Colorodo. http://www.candtirispatch.com/catalog.php?item=2304&catid= E...