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Tall Bearded Iris 'Dracula's Kiss'

Iris

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Dracula's Kiss
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 2009
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Dark Purple/Black

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:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Monroe, Connecticut

Atlanta, Georgia

Jefferson, Georgia

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 16, 2017, smcatl from Atlanta, GA wrote:

Holy moly! This thing is gorgeous. On just its second season, it is by far the most floriferous iris in our garden in Atlanta, and has been blooming for three weeks now, with many buds left. The color is splendid--a rich dark, purple shading almost to black, with that splash of orange beard on the falls. All my neighbors are clamoring for divisions.

Neutral

On Feb 25, 2012, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my newest acquisition this past fall (2011) can't wait to post pics when it blooms :O)

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