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Scientific Name: Iris cvs. (tall bearded)
Pronunciation: EYE-riss
Common Name: tall bearded iris
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Course(s): CLT Training, HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images
tall bearded iris
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun
Additional Info: Like most irises found locally, this is a single flower with one inferior ovary but the stigmas are petal-like to make it appear as three separate flowers.

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Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
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