Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chubby Cheeks'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chubby Cheeks
Hybridized by Black
Registered or introduced: 1984
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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)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Veined

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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)

Regional

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

Chico, California

Sebastopol, California

Macy, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

South Paris, Maine

Deer River, Minnesota

Coshocton, Ohio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

CHUBBY CHEEKS: (Paul Black, R. 1984). Sdlg. 824E. SDB 12" (30 cm) E. "S. white ground, stitched light violet, greyed chartreuse band; F. white ground, stitched violet around outer portion, widely banded greyed chartreuse; pale violet beard tipped tangerine in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. B80-20: (Concord Touch x Daisy) X Soft Air., Mid-America Iris Gardens 1985. Cook 1991" (This official description was taken from the American Iris Society's Check List data base.) A super little SDB with rapid growth and increase. It blooms prolifically, and makes a good pod or pollen parent for those who enjoy amateur hybridizing as a hobby.

Neutral

On Dec 18, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '87, Award of Merit '89, Cook-Douglas Medal '91