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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Leprechaun's Delight'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Leprechaun's Delight
Hybridized by Weiler
Registered or introduced: 1986
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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

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)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Late (La)

Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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):

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Regional

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

Deer River, Minnesota

Harlowton, Montana

Coshocton, Ohio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 24, 2011, harloiris from Harlowton, MT wrote:

This is a very small iris. Probably should be classed as a minature dwarf bearded. Is is a very lovely iris and a very early bloomer.

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On Sep 2, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

Very reliable rebloomer here in Coastal Virginia. Very cute!