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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Awesome Blossom'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Awesome Blossom
Hybridized by Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Pink
Coral/Apricot
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pajaritomt On Feb 9, 2008, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grows and multiplies well and produces large numbers of flowers.

Neutral Joan On Mar 20, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Award of Merit 2006

Positive TBGDN On Feb 17, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

Huge, flowers with gorgeous colors, and bright orange beards. The first one to bloom for me had four falls, and measured 8" across at the base of the petals. Stunning!

Regional...

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

Vail, Arizona
Gainesville, Georgia
Macy, Indiana
Anacoco, Louisiana
Blanchard, Michigan
Salem, New Jersey
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Lawton, Oklahoma



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