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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Secret Rites'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Secret Rites
Hybridized by Keppel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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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:
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green
Violet/Lavender
Silver/Gray

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
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

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Marilynbeth On Feb 11, 2008, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

"Description courtesy of Keith Keppel, used by permission"

Secret Rites

M 40" (Monsoon Moon sib)

Greenish gold falls topped by light grey green standards overlaid aster violet on base and center. Solid orange yellow beards. Ruffled and blocky, with pleated hafts. Good branching.

Neutral Joan On Jul 23, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007

Regional...

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

Bakersfield, California
Monroe, Connecticut
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee



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