Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Master Charles'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Master Charles
Hybridized by Williamson, E.B.
Registered or introduced: 1943
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Purple

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 4, 2012, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Master Charles 1943 Williamson,E.B, TB Midseason 38" Fragrant 4x4 in.Flowers, Excellent Branching. From the Longfield Iris Farm Catalog for 1943 description: "A rich glowing mulberry iris with a definite charm and flare to the form. The flower has a wonderful sheen that gives it the glowing rich effect. Substance is excellent and color does not fade." HM 1944, AM 1946.