Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mariposa Skies'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Mariposa Skies
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 1995
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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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Bakersfield, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Chicago, Illinois

Anacoco, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gardiner, Maine

Chelsea, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Beatrice, Nebraska

Mesquite, Nevada

Roswell, New Mexico

Rochester, New York

Milan, Ohio

Lawton, Oklahoma

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Wilsonville, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 25, 2009, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Like many rebloomers, the flowering stalks of Mariposa Skies tend to be a bit short. Other than that, it is a very nice iris. Vigorous growth, good increase, and abundant flowering.

Neutral

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

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 1998; Award of Merit 2001

Positive

On Dec 4, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good grower. Nice plant habits. Dependable.