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Tall Bearded Iris 'Infernal Fire'

Iris

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Infernal Fire
Hybridized by Richardson
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Tucson, Arizona

Boise, Idaho

Hagerstown, Maryland

Belleville, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

Columbia, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 30, 2016, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

This Iris took 2 years to bloom for me but this little thing just bloomed and bloomed this year. Love the colors and the unique markings.

Positive

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

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

Positive

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

Fantastic multiplier here for us with great coloring.

Neutral

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 1997

Neutral

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

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

Positive

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

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