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botanical name:
Iris 'Cannington Sheik'
Iris 'Cannington Sheik' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tall Bearded Iris
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Tall bearded variety, large, slightly ruffled flowers with very pale lilac standards, dusky mauve falls marked with yellow and yellow-orange beards.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun. Rhizomes should be partially exposed and flowering is best in areas with long warm summers. Divide clumps when congested.

propagation:
By division

other notes:
Raised by Cy Bartlett, 1986

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