Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Swingtown'

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

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)

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Fantastic color!

Neutral

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

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