Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Demi-Deuil'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Demi-Deuil
Hybridized by Denis
Registered or introduced: 1912
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Class:

Species

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 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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Durham, Maine

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Robertsville, Missouri

Corrales, New Mexico

Concord, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 7, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:


the HIPS Site has the following description:
Demi-Deuil
Denis, 1912

TB 33" From Bonnewitz Iris catalog for 1926: "We are told this French name means 'half-mourning' so you must not expect this Iris to contain bright colors. S. pansy-violet shaded copper; F. red-violet with white markings; yellow beard stippled brown."



33" stalks with the dainty flowers about 3 1/2" tall. This plant is in dappled shade for several hours during the heat of the day. These were purchased from Superstition Iris several years ago and this is the first year they've bloomed.

Neutral

On Dec 10, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This species is rather short. They almost get as tall as the SDB's and occasionally as tall as a Border Bearded. I haven't grown it long enough to give it a rating yet.