Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Social Graces'

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.