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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Snow Maiden'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Maiden
Hybridized by Chadwick; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1935

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Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Early (E)


Other details:
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

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By Mainer
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By DaLoveRat
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By Mrs_Ed
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By Mrs_Ed
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By rebloomnut
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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rebloomnut On Jun 11, 2011, rebloomnut from Cut Bank, MT (Zone 3a) wrote:

Got this from a DG'r in 2009. Planted it in the worst dirt I have and the shallowest bed. It has gone through 2 extremely bad winters and survived while many others did not. It opened it's first bloom today and has divided nicely also. It is a very nice Iris and highly recommend it.

Positive Mrs_Ed On May 7, 2010, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I got this from Mainer in late summer 2008 and in spring 2010 it has a huge bloom and has spread greatly. Love it's early bloom and looks great next to a bleeding heart.

Neutral Joan On May 21, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1936

Neutral Mainer On Mar 21, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Snow Maiden(Chadwick,1935 or 1936)


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

Rock Falls, Illinois
Durham, Maine
Blanchard, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana

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