Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Michigan Pride'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Michigan Pride
Hybridized by Berndt
Registered or introduced: 1975
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Bakersfield, California

Anacoco, Louisiana

Brunswick, Missouri

Greeneville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 14, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the better growing plants that holds up in even the hottest weather. Makes a nice clump quickly. I've never had problems with the stalks falling over..............even in high winds and rain storms. Very showy!!

Neutral

On Jun 24, 2005, sylvain from montreal
Canada wrote:

I bought one of this iris and the plant gave me 5 or 6 flowers on the same stem this late spring. The flowers were huge and incredibly beautiful with the yellow and burgundy skirt.

Maybe the soil was too rich, the flowers were so big that they need stalking. Couldn't stay straight. The plant have only afternoon sun even if facing south.