Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Buffawn'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Buffawn
Hybridized by Andrews
Registered or introduced: 1940
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Orange

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Concord, North Carolina

Casper, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 21, 2010, blomma from Casper, WY (Zone 4a) wrote:

Buffawn (Andrew 1940) is my favorite historical iris. Dependable bloomer, starting first week in June for me. I have grown it for 5 years. The first rhizome was give to me by a friend. I have never seen this offered for sale anywhere. Schreiner did in 1950.

I was able to harvest seed pods last fall, which I have wintersown. The seeds were open pollinated.

The rhizomes do not grow as large as those of other irises.

Positive

On May 18, 2008, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful blooms. Multiplies rapidly. Very soft coloring, First year bloom.