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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Swingtown'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Swingtown
Hybridized by Schreiner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late (La)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive FlowerManiac On Sep 7, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fantastic color!

Neutral Joan On Dec 16, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '98, Award of Merit '00

Regional...

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

Bay, Arkansas
Arbuckle, California
Merced, California
Yosemite Lakes, California
Gainesville, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Wichita, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Belleville, Michigan
Blanchard, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Elba, New York
North Tonawanda, New York
Thackerville, Oklahoma
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Coppell, Texas
Portsmouth, Virginia
Stuarts Draft, Virginia



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