Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Robin's Egg'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Robin's Egg
Hybridized by Sindt
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Class:

Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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

Regional

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

Boise, Idaho

Macy, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 5, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This MDB only bloomed today, while the others have nearly vanished. Its color is a light blue, and seems to have a lavender cast in sunlight. It is a very nice MDB, and well worth its delayed entry. "(D. Sindt, R. 1986). Sdlg. 747. MDB 7.5" (19 cm) M. "Pure light blue; light medium blue beard. 530: (Star Child x Welch H-503: (Sulina x Cook 1546)) X Rain Dance., Adamgrove 1993. HM 1995"