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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mariposa Autumn'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Mariposa Autumn
Hybridized by Tasco; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)


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:

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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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TBGDN On May 19, 2007, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Although I give this iris a positive rating, it seems to rebloom late in the fall and consequently the blooms are frozen. This is the first spring bloom I've had in three years because of the late rebloom. With that said, it is a nice iris; and its parentage from Jesse's Song is readily seen. Colors are more pronounced in sunlight. The following information is from the AIS Check List database: "(Richard Tasco, R. 1999), Sdlg. 92-25-06-RE. TB, 32" (81 cm), EM & RE "S. rosy violet, white showing in center; style arms rosy violet, edges lemon yellow; F. white ground, rosy violet band; beards white base, hairs tipped violet at end, tipped gold in throat; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Jesse's Song X Earl of Essex Superstition 1999 "

Neutral Margiempv On Apr 1, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely as it is - this may rebloom too well. It bloomed itself out (until it was all gone) for me.

Neutral Joan On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2001; Award of Merit 2003


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

Tucson, Arizona
Monroe, Connecticut
Gainesville, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Macy, Indiana
Knoxville, Iowa
Durham, Maine
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Raleigh, North Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Harker Heights, Texas

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