Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Touch of Mahogany'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Touch of Mahogany
Hybridized by Blyth
Registered or introduced: 1999
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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

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Brown/Bronze

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):

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Regional

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

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Tucson, Arizona

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Concord, North Carolina

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Lindale, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 10, 2011, 500Greenthumb from South Sioux City, NE wrote:

Touch of Mahogany is a great bloomer every year.

Positive

On Nov 28, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the first year I've had it. So far - - I love everything about it.