Tall Bearded Iris 'Legerdemain'

Iris

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Legerdemain
Hybridized by Keppel
Registered or introduced: 2007
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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:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Bakersfield, California

Aurora, Colorado

Boise, Idaho

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Wilsonville, Oregon

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 20, 2014, crisymei from WILSONVILLE,
United States wrote:

Vigorous growth. Bloomed at the first year with medium-size flowers. Delicate light blue/lilac petals, fading to brown color, with vivid orange beard.

Neutral

On Jan 31, 2008, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

"Description courtesy of Keith Keppel, used by permission"

Legerdemain

ML 34" (Magharee x Overjoyed) X ((Witch's Wand x Witches Sabbath) x Romantic Evening))

Perhaps best described as a blue blend. Standards pale blue, falls just a shade deeper, running to vervain and chicory. Fall shading of parchment on hafts and outer edges is more apparent as the blossom ages and the blue becomes paler. Beards orange vermilion, white at the end. Deceptively subtle age and weather changes vary the total effect. Up to three branches and terminal, nine buds. Sib to Naughty Nights.
Seedling #99-168B

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