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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Cottage Maid'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cottage Maid
Hybridized by Barr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1906

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Light Blue
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

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):
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive themikesmom On May 12, 2013, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Cottage Maid' [('Sweet Cicely)' x ('Shekinah')] 1906 Barr TB EM Bloomtime Lavender-Blue Standards with White Falls Completely Veined in Deep Purple. with Golden Beard and Horns. Very Beautiful but rather short for a TB, today it would probly be classified as an IB or shorter classification. Cottage Maid has PBF 'purple based foliage as well as PBF on the buds. Very Hardy and Beautiful, and also a Prolific Bloomer.

Regional...

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

Concord, North Carolina



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