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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Cachet'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cachet
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Macy, Indiana

Durham, Maine

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 14, 2008, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

As a hobbyist gardener it is easy to become 'addicted' to these plants, especially this one. The pastel colors are very appealing, and photography in sunlight seems to bring out the best in this iris.

From the AIS Check List: "(Paul Black, R. 2000) Sdlg. D170AA. . SDB, 14" (36 cm), M: S. pale buff, pinkish central blush; style arms pale lime yellow; F. ice white, narrow crystalline gold band, peach amber central veining; beards white-frosted dark lavender, burnt orange in throat; slight spicy fragrance. A138B: (Stardate x 90-245 sib: (Stardate sib x ((Oriental Blush x Gigglepot) x Stardate sib))) X 91-234G: (85-306B: (Apricot Elf x 83-129A) x 89-255A: ((((Buckwheat Honey x Cuban Cutie) x (Buckwheat Honey x Sundance Kid)) x (Pulse Rate x Mister Roberts)) x ((Oriental Blush x ... read more


On Dec 18, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '02; Award of Merit '04