Dutch Iris
Iris x hollandica 'Oriental Beauty'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: x hollandica (hol-LAN-dee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oriental Beauty
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Class:

Species

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Cotati, California

Dallas, Georgia

Plainfield, Illinois

Florence, Mississippi

Stanley, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 25, 2011, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:

These were the first bulbs that I planted in my zone 8b garden. Being from a more northern state, I planted them in October only to have them start coming up in December. By the end of January they had turned brown and I thought I had lost them all. The following year they adapted and have been beautiful for 2 years. I have since planted other spring flowering bulbs in December with good success.

Positive

On Oct 7, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plant the bulbs as early as you can to allow them to form a good root system before the spring.
They are excellent in pots and other containers