Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Gentle Grace'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gentle Grace
Hybridized by Boushay
Registered or introduced: 1979
» View all varieties of Iris


Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)



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:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Chicago, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Deer River, Minnesota

Harlowton, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Fargo, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Fort Washakie, Wyoming

show all

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 4, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have grown about 9 different varieties of dwarf bearded iris, and Gentle Grace was, by far, the prettiest. The plant possesses good vigour, blooms well, and, as can be seen by the photos posted by other members, is a really nice combination of 'gentle' colors. Very, very pretty.