Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Megabucks'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Megabucks
Hybridized by Tompkins
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Monroe, Connecticut

Gainesville, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dayton, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Belleville, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Lawton, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Celina, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

Lascassas, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Chewelah, Washington

Casper, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 11, 2013, Carolsflowers from Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

My clump of Megabucks has not been divided in 10+ years and is still blooming strong. It seems to do better than most when division is neglected.

Neutral

On Aug 30, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '94