Tall Bearded Iris 'Lacy Snowflake'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Lacy Snowflake
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1976
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Tall Bearded (TB)


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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)



Other details:

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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):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Lancaster, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Windsor Mill, Maryland

Reno, Nevada

Brookline, New Hampshire

Belfield, North Dakota

Lima, Ohio

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Greeneville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

Shell Lake, Wisconsin

Casper, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 3, 2017, happytomato2008 from Shell Lake, WI wrote:

Very nice white iris and a vigorous grower. This is a reliable bloomer- and has stood the test of time.


On Jun 19, 2009, joannacay from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely stunning blooms, but mine didn't stay upright. It's gorgeous anyway.


On Jan 13, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

Perfection in white! These are the most enormous blooms of the purest white with ruffled edges -- stunning!! Largest blooms I've ever seen on an iris. I have been growing them for 7 or 8 years in part sun in soil that is not the greatest ... and they are show stoppers. Highly recommended!


On Jun 22, 2003, amelia98 from Brookline, NH wrote:

This iris is planted in sandy soil that receives a whole day
of sun yet it thrives with gigantic beautiful blooms on 3 foot
stems. I gave a piece to a 10 year old neighbor and he's having great luck with it placed in a northern exposure location. Bought as a rhizome for about 2 or 3 dollars at Home Depot 6 to 8 years ago, it's one of the most reliable plants in my yard for one heck of a bargain price. It's now 18 fans, not including what went to the neighbors.


On Nov 8, 2002, avmoran from Pylesville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

This wonderful rebloomer withstands a variety of weather conditions. Multiple division produced each year.