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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Infernal Fire'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Infernal Fire
Hybridized by Richardson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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Profile:

3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive kprp On Aug 27, 2010, kprp from Saint Louis, MO wrote:

Good increase, flashy color. Reliable in ST. Louis. Love this iris.

Positive Tntigger On Mar 26, 2009, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fantastic multiplier here for us with great coloring.

Neutral Joan On Feb 3, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1997

Neutral Homefire On Sep 1, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

HAVE TRIED TO GROW THIS IRIS TWICE HERE IN VIRGINIA, BUT IT NEVER SURVIVES

Positive tazzy On Apr 10, 2005, tazzy from Sand Springs, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Good bloom early in OK. stalks leave something to be desired but color makes up for it
by Richardson 1994

Regional...

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

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Oro Valley, Arizona
Boise, Idaho
Halfway, Maryland
Belleville, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Coshocton, Ohio
Columbia, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin



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