Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Florentine Silk'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Florentine Silk
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 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:

Coral/Apricot

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Award of Merit

Walther Cup

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bakersfield, California

Grass Valley, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Cherryvale, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

Robertsville, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Enid, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Janesville, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 4, 2012, 500Greenthumb from South Sioux City, NE wrote:

Top iris of 2012, Dykes Medal

Positive

On Aug 13, 2012, Pegwesttx from Midland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dykes Medal winner 2012

Positive

On Aug 27, 2010, kprp from Saint Louis, MO wrote:

I love the pinks/blues and this is the most outstanding one in my heart, beating out its parent Poem of Ectasy.

Neutral

On Jul 21, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007; Walther Cup 2007; Award of Merit 2009