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PlantFiles: Miniature Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Blue Chip Stock'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Chip Stock
Hybridized by Black; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Class:
Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Early (E)

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Mar 26, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Award of Merit 2004

Positive TBGDN On Mar 3, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

BLUE CHIP STOCK: (Paul Black, R. 1998). Sdlg. B195B. MTB 22" (56 cm) E. "S. light to medium blue, darker midrib; style arms light to medium blue; F. dark violet blue paling toward edge; beards blue, old gold in throat; ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Echo Pond X Privileged Character., Mid-America 1998." Often a bloom will have four falls instead of three, and one has had five falls! (Photo in my Journal.) This seems fairly common in this plant. Hardy, dependable, good garden qualities.

Regional...

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

Macy, Indiana
Coshocton, Ohio



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