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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Altered States'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Altered States
Hybridized by Burseen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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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:
Purple
White/Near White

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):
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Margiempv On Mar 19, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Interesting iris - with blooms varying in patterns. Decent growth habits.

S. white ground, heavily washed and streaked purple; style arms dark purple; F. white, dotted, blotched and sometimes streaked purple; unstable pattern; beards purple black, hairs tipped mustard; ruffled; spicy fragrance.

UPDATE: 3/27/09

Altered States - has an unstable gene, and therefore can throw different looking flower patterns.

NOTE: there are 2 different rhizomes circulating that are going by the same name. I'm assuming it is possible that the dotted pattern may have stabilized and now only reproduces itself with that one pattern. However, the unstable blotched and streak pattern still exists also, and reproduces itself with those patterns. I have had both types (the 2 types that are in circulation).

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Derby, Kansas
Manhattan, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Deer River, Minnesota
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Lawton, Oklahoma



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