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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Accent'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Accent
Hybridized by Buss; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1953

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
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:
Red
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

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:
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

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Bear_with_me On Nov 2, 2013, Bear_with_me from Vancouver, WA wrote:

We collected these plants from a discard pile where the rhizomes had sat out in the sun for several weeks. We planted them in our raised bed. They bloomed the next year. Accent is a strong grower and multiples well. Over the past 10 years, I've divided them several times. There is no problem with rot or disease. They are not fragrant. The stems are strong and stand up in rainy weather, when some more modern varieties fall over. I like this variety a lot.

Positive ADKSpirit On Aug 6, 2007, ADKSpirit from Lake Placid, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:

I just recieved one of these iris in a trade this year. It's a beautiful combination of lemon & scarlet. I'm gaining a real appreciation for "historics".

Positive constance22 On Jun 8, 2006, constance22 from Brewster, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grows very well here. Divided rhizomes bloom first year after division.

Regional...

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

Boise, Idaho
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Brewster, Massachusetts
Robertsville, Missouri
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Lake Placid, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Hamilton, Ohio
Celina, Tennessee
Vancouver, Washington



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