Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Jewel Baby'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Jewel Baby
Hybridized by Hall
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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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:

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):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Hagerstown, Maryland

Preston, Maryland

Belleville, Michigan

Gladwin, Michigan

Scottville, Michigan

Deer River, Minnesota

Omaha, Nebraska

Corrales, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Midland, Texas

Augusta, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 3, 2010, Conquered_MS from Preston, MD wrote:

Planted this cute little iris last summer (2009). It not only bloomed this past spring, but it is in bloom again now - November 3rd - in region 7!

Positive

On Jun 23, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

From 3 rhizomes in 1999 I now have two nice clumps of this wonderful iris. Lots of blooms, and the color is luscious.