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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mariposa Skies'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Mariposa Skies
Hybridized by Tasco; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

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

Good grower. Nice plant habits. Dependable.

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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