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PlantFiles: Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Wise'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Wise
Hybridized by Johnson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)


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
Caparne-Welch Medal (MDB)

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By Joan
Thumbnail #1 of Iris  by Joan

By flowerfrenzy
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Thumbnail #3 of Iris  by TBGDN

Thumbnail #4 of Iris  by TBGDN

By txgimgim
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By Chiefs35
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By Mainer
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Jul 21, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 5005; Caparne-Welch Medal 2007

Positive TBGDN On Apr 29, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This MDB began opening late yesterday afternoon. When I saw it for the first time this morning I was astonished at its unique color! I am aware the AIS Checklist description uses the word 'purple', BUT in MY eyes this is too exotic in color: It appears to have a combination of magenta, red and blue; and the white beards are the frosting on the cake! Exceptional! AIS Checklist description follows: "(Tom Johnson, R. 2000). Sdlg. Q61B, MDB 7" (18 cm) E & RE. "S. and style arms dark purple; F. darker purple, dark purple band; beards white, gold in throat, wide and bushy; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Bee Mused X Tweety Bird., Mid-America 2001."


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

Macy, Indiana
Durham, Maine
Valley, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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