Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Solo Flight'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Solo Flight
Hybridized by L. Johnson
Registered or introduced: 2004
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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:

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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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Regional

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

Bakersfield, California

Robertsville, Missouri

Statesville, North Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 12, 2009, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

From my limited experience, this appears to be a very much underrated iris. Of all the new flowers that bloomed this year for me, Solo Flight had the most beautiful form and substance. The color is pleasing. And it has a very unique fragrance--sort of reminded me of the smell of calomine lotion but sweeter. That might sound weird, but the fragrance is nice!