Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Bluebeard's Ghost'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Bluebeard's Ghost
Hybridized by P. Black
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Class:

Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Walther Cup

Regional

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

Boise, Idaho

Macy, Indiana

South Paris, Maine

Preston, Maryland

Chelsea, Michigan

Cut Bank, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Greeneville, Tennessee

Harker Heights, Texas

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 20, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2008; Walther Cup 2008

Positive

On May 9, 2007, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

As a collector this is one of the finest irises I've ever grown of any class. It has been planted here less than 10 months, came through a late week of severe freezes and yet bloomed on three stems. It is from Paul Black 2006 and the listed parentage is Island Sun sib X Experiment. I might add that in this area winters can be severe, and late spring freezes are not unheard of. However, the freezes across a wide eastern region of the U. S. in the second week of April led to a lot of perennial plant and fruit tree damage. This little iris withstood it all.