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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Florentine Silk'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Florentine Silk
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:
Coral/Apricot
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Walther Cup

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Top iris of 2012, Dykes Medal

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

Dykes Medal winner 2012

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

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

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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