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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Social Graces'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Social Graces
Hybridized by Keppel; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Class:
Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:
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:
Rose/Mauve
Violet/Lavender
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

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:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive doss On Mar 22, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Mid to Late bloom season. 38" Fragrant
Standards are a rosy lilac; style arms blended laelia pink. Falls blended orchid pink, creamy buff hafts and undertoning, fine slightly deeper orchid pink texture veining. Beards are a carnelian red, pale melon at end.

American Iris Society Honorable Mention '02, Award of Merit '04."

This Iris has the best substance I've ever seen. It's in my top 20

Positive Margiempv On Dec 10, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the most gorgeous iris I've ever seen/or grown. Wonderful deep color! Gorgeous form.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Monroe, Connecticut
Hebron, Kentucky
Anacoco, Louisiana
Gardiner, Maine
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grants Pass, Oregon
Greeneville, Tennessee
Tomah, Wisconsin



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