Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Baboon Bottom'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Baboon Bottom
Hybridized by Kasperek
Registered or introduced: 1993
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Class:

Border Bearded (BB)

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:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Knowlton Medal (BB)

Regional

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

Clio, California

Manhattan, Kansas

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Trout, Louisiana

Hagerstown, Maryland

Deer River, Minnesota

Metuchen, New Jersey

Salem, New Jersey

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Gainesboro, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 26, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Planted Fall 2013, Bloomed Spring 2014. Looks like it will have about 6 blooms when it is done blooming. Healthy plant and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous both in color and in markings. Color/Markings vary slightly from flower to flower adding to it's interest.

Positive

On Jun 16, 2011, long_rider from Clio, CA wrote:

First year in ground survived worst winter/spring we've ever had and put out some beautiful flowers to boot!

Negative

On Jul 5, 2008, Mainecoon from Shepherd, MT wrote:

winter kill every year I get it, gave up on trying to grow it

Neutral

On Sep 20, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '96, Award of Merit '98, Knowlton Medal '02