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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Almaden'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Almaden
Hybridized by Maryott; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive willowwind On May 29, 2008, willowwind from Moundridge, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Simply scrumptious color. Blooms late, so is nice to help prolong the iris season. Multiplies quickly here.

Positive Homefire On Aug 30, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

1990 MARYOTT 36 M HM92
This is a very nice iris. My sister won Queen of Show with this beauty in Richmond, Va several years ago. Prolific

Regional...

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

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Moundridge, Kansas
Preston, Maryland
Robertsville, Missouri
Weatherby, Missouri
Beatrice, Nebraska
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Galax, Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia



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