Orchid Iris, Reticulate Iris
Iris 'George'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: George
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Class:

Species

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

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):

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Regional

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

Bensenville, Illinois

Swansea, Massachusetts

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Pittsford, New York

Toledo, Ohio

Mc Lean, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 3, 2013, frahnzone5 from Bensenville, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This iris comes back reliably year after year in my zone 5a garden. It also is a nice increaser. Blooms in late March, early April. Love the dark, rich purple color with the yellow markings on the falls. I think one of the best.

Positive

On Mar 26, 2010, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I had never grown these Iris before, but I was delighted to find this one in bloom in mid-March. It is a small plant, about 4-5 inches tall, but the purple is bold and brilliant, and the markings on the falls are a sharp contrast. Overall it is a beautiful flower and a wonderful sight so early in the season.

Positive

On Apr 15, 2008, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

This is a very pretty dwarf iris. The plant is only 4" tall when it blooms, and it is almost all flower- very little foliage while blooming. It blooms very early in the spring, with the crocus.