Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Stitch Witch'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Stitch Witch
Hybridized by Willott
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

Meridianville, Alabama

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Machesney Park, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Robertsville, Missouri

Belfield, North Dakota

Yukon, Oklahoma

Trafford, Pennsylvania

Mc Lean, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

Cameron, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 29, 2015, iowhen from Iowa City, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Substantial, sturdy blooms.

Positive

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

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

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '78