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PlantFiles: Intermediate Bearded Iris
Iris 'Miss Mauve'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Mauve
Hybridized by Tasco; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Intermediate Bearded (IB)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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

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

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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
Award of Merit

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By Mainer
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Cheesy On Jun 22, 2008, Cheesy from West Bend, WI wrote:

Gorgeous depth of color in rosy mauve with darker veination set off with bright coral beards. Wonderful, it's been my favorite IB in my garden for the last 4 years. Great growth, flower form, and plant vigor. This one deserves top AIS honors.

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

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005

Positive TBGDN On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

MISS MAUVE: (Richard Tasco, R. 2000). Sdlg. 95-IB-04-08. IB 23" (58 cm) M. "S. mauve, violet midrib flush; style arms coral pink; F. mauve, overall darker venation; beards coral pink, lighter at end; flared. Spring Tidings X Chanted., Superstition 2000." This description was copied from the AIS Check List Data Base. If you want a unique iris color this one will surprise. Very rapid growth, super bloom habits and very pretty by itself or planted with other irises. A second-year clump yielded an incredible ten stems!


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Macy, Indiana
Durham, Maine
Los Alamos, New Mexico

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