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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Aura Light'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Aura Light
Hybridized by B. Blyth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray

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:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ToughinLasVegas On Jan 6, 2009, ToughinLasVegas from Las Vegas, NV (Zone 8b) wrote:

This was the first in my garden to take off and bloomed like crazy.

Neutral Joan On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 1998; Award of Merit 2000

Positive Margiempv On Nov 16, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Once this became established - - it was beautiful and grew very well.

Note update March 2006:
It's still as lovely as ever. Grows wonderfully and is a dependable bloomer.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Durham, Maine
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Greeneville, Tennessee



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