Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: G.F. Wilson first described it as I. reticulata var. histrioides in 1891 in Gardener's Chronicles.
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1891
Classification: Reticulata
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Blue

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Inflorescence Height: 6 inches
Underground structures: Bulb
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs

Common names
  • Reticulated Iris
  • Iris

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Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: 2002-04-16
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