Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Barr
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1893
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Bloom Season: Early
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Fragrance: Pronounced

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: 3 child plants

Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Uploaded by Henhouse
Uploaded by Henhouse
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2023-03-23
Uploaded by gemini_sage
Uploaded by Henhouse
Uploaded by avmoran
Uploaded by Henhouse

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Date: 2017-07-31
Crimson King Intermediate Bearded Iris
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2016-02-09
Location: My garden HW back border bed nearest gate
Date: 2019-03-04
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: March23,2020
Rich color & strong fragrance
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2021-11-13
maiden bloom - November 2021
Location: West Central Tx 
Date: 2022-04-11
Location: IN MY GARDEN (920 m in the northern alps)
Date: 2021-06-01
Uploaded by Henhouse
Uploaded by piksihk
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2009-05-30
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-05-22
Uploaded by piksihk
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 04/02/2023
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-03-18
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2017-04-30
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-21
Location: Australia
Date: 2022-03-15
Location: My garden HW 
Date: 2019-03-04
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2014-02-11
Location: Masterton New Zealand
Date: 2021-10-18
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2014-11-14
Location: Australia
Date: 2022-10-07
Crimson King
Uploaded by Sunlover
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-02-16
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Plant Events from our members
Zencat On April 23, 2018 Bloomed
Zencat On April 30, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom
Zencat On June 1, 2015 Obtained plant
From DaveinPA
piksihk On March 16, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On June 18, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On May 19, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On March 1, 2019 Bloomed
Back border nearest back gate
JoChisholm On March 9, 2020 Bloomed
dragonfetti On March 20, 2024 Bloomed
Several blooming by north wall.
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