Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Aura Light'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Aura Light
Hybridized by B. Blyth
Registered or introduced: 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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

Positive

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.