Miniature Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Blue Chip Stock'

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

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:

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

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

Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Coshocton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

Positive

On Mar 3, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) 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.