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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chocolate Moose'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chocolate Moose
Hybridized by Kasperek; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Non-patented

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):
Honorable Mention

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No positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative Margiempv On Oct 23, 2007, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought this one twice (at two different times). Twice it did not bloom. Twice both plants died before they were even a year old. I was disappointed to see such poor growth habits. Evidently it must grow in some places. I wish I could have seen a bloom just once.

Neutral Tntigger On Jan 4, 2007, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Bought this from hybridizer last year, only lived 3 months and then died.I was very disapointed because it looks like such a pretty color combo.

Neutral Joan On Mar 25, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005

Regional...

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

Salem, New Jersey



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