Siberian Iris 'Mad Hat'

Iris sibirica

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mad Hat
Hybridized by Schafer-Sacks
Registered or introduced: 2013
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Class:

Siberian (SIB)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Late (La)

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Regional

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

Carlisle, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 28, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The breeders, Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, have written:

"How can one iris be so unpredictable? Colors change from from purple to pink to icy blue.

"One thing is for sure all versions of this iris are outrageously ruffled. Its multicolored styles are wide with extra curls, florets, and fins which open with raspberry stripes and age to pearly blue white. The wide falls are dark or light, violet or red-violet or pinky violet, with darker veining. The standards are large and wide, lighter than the falls, with dark violet flares coming up from the heart. While the coloring lightens after opening, the veining does not.

"A shortish clump with one to two branches for five to seven buds. Exceptionally long-blooming."

Height 25".
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