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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Nashville Hit'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Nashville Hit
Hybridized by R. Ernst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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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)

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:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
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):
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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Margiempv On Oct 16, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Note: In warmer temperatures this may look paler.

Neutral doss On Mar 15, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(R. Ernst, 02) Mid to Late season bloom. 35"
"Blush plum falls are of heavy substance and are semi-flaring. Grape shoulders w/tangerine orange beards. Standards are a lavender blue with plum purple infusions blended through the midribs. Nicely ruffled with seven buds."
Cooley's Iris Garden note.

Regional...

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

Robertsville, Missouri



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