Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'King Tush'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: King Tush
Hybridized by Kasperek
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

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:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Late (La)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Regional

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

Clio, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Deer River, Minnesota

Shepherd, Montana

Las Vegas, Nevada

Auburn, New Hampshire

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Lake Placid, New York

Felicity, Ohio

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Lascassas, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On May 13, 2014, gaited1 from Clio, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Have planted 2 different times - does not thrive here.

Positive

On Dec 29, 2013, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Planted Fall 2012. Bloomed Spring 2013. Very healthy plant.

Neutral

On Dec 12, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '99

Positive

On May 23, 2004, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful Flower, interesting patterns, definitely a must have in the Iris bed!

Positive

On Dec 18, 2003, mountaineer from Manhattan, KS wrote:

King Tush is has very interesting color pattern iwth the stripes and splashes. I don't believe any 2 are exactly alike.