Intermediate Bearded Iris 'Miss Mauve'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Mauve
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Macy, Indiana

Durham, Maine

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

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


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!