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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Megabucks'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Megabucks
Hybridized by Tompkins; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


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:

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '94


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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