Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mildred Presby'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Mildred Presby
Hybridized by Farr
Registered or introduced: 1923
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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 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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Dark Purple/Black

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Robertsville, Missouri

Concord, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 12, 2012, themikesmom wrote:

My son rescued this beauty from the weeds of an old abandoned victorian home property on the verge of collapse. It blooms from Mid season well into the Latest of Very Late season, blooming longer than any other iris, historic or otherwise, we own. It is also about as true of a red/magenta amonae bi-tone you can get. Their is just something hauntingly beautiful and special about it. It just really stands out. Reminds me alot of 'Broadway Star' and 'Extravaganza', but more magenta red than purple red in overtones and with a white thin edge on the lower falls. People often mistake the Iris 'Shah Jehan' for 'Mildred Presby' which is much taller and much more common than Mildred Presby, but both are lovely. this tall height however of 'Shah Jehan' is how you distinguish the two apart. Just Beau... read more

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On Feb 9, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

AM 1928