Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Princess Beatrice'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Princess Beatrice
Hybridized by Barr
Registered or introduced: 1898
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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):

Award of Merit

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Durham, Maine

Brewster, Massachusetts

Weatherby, Missouri

Harlowton, Montana

Concord, North Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Hampton, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 21, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Here in the southern climate the standards do not hold up well. They are rather floppy. Aside from that, it is a lovely Historic iris!

This iris actually first showed up in existence in 1868, according to the 1939 AIS register/check list. Later (in 1898) it was listed again in more detail - where it gave credit to Barr as the hybridizer.

It received two A.M. awards. One in 1916, and one in 1917.

Neutral

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

Princess Beatrice(Barr,1898)