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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Abbondanza'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Abbondanza
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 2002
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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

Bloom Color:

Pink

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Bakersfield, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

New Braunfels, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

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

Not a big bloom , but ruffled and has lots of blooms. It seems to grow normal for me in Nebraska.

Negative

On Sep 6, 2010, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Said to be a prolific bloomer but I notice all the gardeners who say it grows for them live in Southern climates. Here in Michigan, where it has to deal with some actual weather, it is quite a poor grower and is prone to rot. I've had it for about five years, and it has bloomed TWICE, in that time. Each time, the flowers were tiny for a modern day iris and there were, count them, FOUR, blossoms on the one stalk it produced. Hardly abundant at all.

Neutral

On Sep 19, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005