Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Baby Blessed'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Blessed
Hybridized by Zurbrigg
Registered or introduced: 1979
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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)


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


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)



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Award of Merit

Cook- Douglas Medal (SDB)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Sycamore, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Salvisa, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Trenton, New Jersey

Kendall, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Greeneville, Tennessee

Farmington, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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