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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Baby Blessed'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Blessed
Hybridized by Zurbrigg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

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
Award of Merit
Cook- Douglas Medal (SDB)

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2 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive whitesam9 On Feb 20, 2011, whitesam9 from Dayton, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is my absolute favorite iris. A very reliable rebloomer for late Fall. I planted some of these at the end of August, and I didn't think they would "rebloom" their first Fall. But they did, and I had beautiful blossoms in late October - early November.

Positive Mainer On Apr 10, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

I can say this truly reblooms and lives afterwards in my area. Bloomed Oct 21, 2008 and I placed a plastic table cloth on it at night and thought not going to survive. Well it is spring and making bloom stalks already. This for me is a keeper.

Neutral Joan On Sep 21, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '81, Award of Merit '86, Cook-Douglas Medal '89

Regional...

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

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Sycamore, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Salvisa, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
South China, Maine
Yardville-groveville, New Jersey
Kendall, New York
Thackerville, Oklahoma
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Greeneville, Tennessee
Farmington, Utah



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