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Tall Bearded Iris 'Fall Fiesta'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Fall Fiesta
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



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:


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):

Honorable Mention

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


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


Calgary, Alberta

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Monroe, Connecticut

Gainesville, Georgia

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Brunswick, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Browns Mills, New Jersey

Salem, New Jersey

Lake Placid, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Lawton, Oklahoma

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 30, 2011, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

I have never seen an Iris so succeptable to crown rot and fungal disease as Fall Fiesta. They are very un-hardy, But, if you can get them to thrive enough to survive and not rot, they are truely one of the most beautiful 2 tone white and coppery fall orange color TB iris available. As long as I can keep these rhizomes alive, Fall Fiesta will always have a place in my TB iris Garden. Sandra.


On Aug 22, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1994


On Jun 7, 2006, gardenslave07 from Salem, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful blooms during its first year. It was one of the last to bloom.


On Jan 2, 2005, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great colors, good grower, and is one of the last ones to bloom to help extend the season.