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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mastery'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Mastery
Hybridized by Blyth
Registered or introduced: 2000
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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:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late (La)

Very late (VLa)

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

Regional

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

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Gainesville, Georgia

Durham, Maine

Hagerstown, Maryland

Marquette, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Readyville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 3, 2006, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful plant but it does not grow well for me here in zone 6b.I have moved it to different locations but it still eventually dies out.

Neutral

On Mar 25, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely iris, but doesn't do well here. Each year it just deteriorates more. Maybe it grows better in another type of climate. I don't think it ever really acclimated here.

Neutral

On Dec 14, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005