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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Devoted'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Devoted
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 2005
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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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)


Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



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


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


Fresno, California

Milford, Connecticut

Macy, Indiana

Hagerstown, Maryland

Robertsville, Missouri

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Vancouver, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 21, 2008, Cheesy from West Bend, WI wrote:

One of the prettiest SDBs I grow. Fabulous form and ruffles and the most entrancing color combination. The light beards just set it apart. A 10!


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

This is another intro from a very talented hybridizer, Paul Black. He has some very appealing SDB's, and this is certainly one of them.

AIS Check List info: (Paul Black, R. 2005) Sdlg. K34A. SDB, 13" (33 cm), ML S. and style arms medium violet; F. wine red, medium violet rim, short white rays on each side of beard; beards white at end, light yellow in throat, large; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. B279BB, Puddy Tat sib, X I179A: (Time to Shine x E118A: (Hot Jazz x Quote)). Mid-America 2005


On Jul 27, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007; Award of Merit 2009