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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Stitch Witch'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Stitch Witch
Hybridized by Willott; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1975

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Blue-Violet
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive SkyWolf07 On Apr 7, 2010, SkyWolf07 from Meridianville, AL wrote:

I just put the rhizome in the ground last fall (Nov 09) and today it's in full bloom already and absolutely beautiful. I'm very pleased with it.

Positive keyi On Jun 25, 2006, keyi from Yukon, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

I just got this one in the fall of 05. It made blooms almost as big as the leaf fan. Very pretty color

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '78

Regional...

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

Meridianville, Alabama
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Machesney Park, Illinois
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Robertsville, Missouri
Belfield, North Dakota
Yukon, Oklahoma
Trafford, Pennsylvania
Mc Lean, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Cameron, Wisconsin



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