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PlantFiles: Arilbred Iris
Iris 'Rosemohr'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosemohr
Hybridized by Lewis; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1948

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Arilbred (AB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikesmom On Oct 3, 2013, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Rosemohr' Lewis 1949 [(Ormohr) x (Red Valor)] ML to VL Bloomtime. This Lovely Arilbred was given to me as a gift from my Son as my birth year is 1949. Hard to believe such a Lovely Historic iris has no information about it at the Historic Iris Preservation Society website. Even after we requested info about it in 2011, none was given, and their still is none to be found sad. DG has info on this Beautiful Rose colored Arilbred! This iris does not always bloom like clockwork like 'Oyez' does for us, but when it does its Spectactular, hoping this year to get the perfect picture! Everyone who loves historic pinks and magenta iris not just Arilbreds, should grow it.
This plant was created by Mr. Charles H. Lewis of Kansas City, Kansas, at his Large Iris and Daylily Farm called Lewis Flower Gardens, which was located at 4512 State Line rd. Kansas City, KS. Many people in modern times think this iris 'Rosemohr' was created by Mr. and Mrs. Herman E. and Carrie Stover Lewis of Haverhill, Massachusetts, as they were originally the only hybridizers with AIS registered TB Iris up untill Herman Lewis' unexpected death in 1940, when no more of his irises were created or ever registered by his wife Carrie again, and Mr. Charles H. Lewis of Kansas, became the only Lewis to create and register tall bearded irises; Including this breathtaking Kansas Tall bearded Arilbred Beauty 'Rosemohr'.

Positive landsart1 On Jun 4, 2007, landsart1 from Kingston, WA wrote:

Beautiful!! Great increase, stunning clump!


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

Robertsville, Missouri
Concord, North Carolina
Kingston, Washington
Casper, Wyoming

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