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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Sky Hooks'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sky Hooks
Hybridized by Osborne; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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
Award of Merit

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikeman On Dec 6, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of my Favorite Yellow TB iris. She is my second favorite after 'Heartbeat Away' TB iris, which is almost identical to her in everyway with the same yellow color and long bluish- purple space age horns, except for the fact that Skyhooks TB iris, is not as bright as Heartbeat Away, and about two inches shorter. Also Skyhooks TB iris is not to be confused with Skyhooks ufo daylily which is lavender pink and shares the same name but of coarse is a daylily, and not a tb iris. I am currently growing Heartbeat Away and Summer Radiance for yellow iris in my yard, but eventially want to get Skyhooks as my third and final yellow TB iris..peace.mike

Neutral 1913cat On Feb 10, 2010, 1913cat from Robertsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

HM 1982 AM 1986

Positive NellPercy On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

38" S yellow; F white, yellow edging violet horns, ruffled Osborn 1979
The beard turns up for about 1/2 it's length. Maybe 2/3 actually do it. Pretty and interesting.


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

Yosemite Lakes, California
Burlington, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Hanson, Kentucky
Tupelo, Mississippi
Robertsville, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana
Shepherd, Montana
Auburn, New Hampshire
Concord, North Carolina
Lawton, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee

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