Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Minidragon'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Minidragon
Hybridized by Smith
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)


12-18 in. (30-45 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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

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)

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 fragrant

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:

Macy, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Deer River, Minnesota

Shepherd, Montana

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 29, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I'm just a little disappointed that the falls flare straight out, and don't "fall" downward: But the color is gorgeous! This is a first year iris for me, and overall I'm pleased. The following information is from the AIS Checklist Database: "(Marky Smith, R. 1996). Sdlg. 93-06A. SDB 13" (33 cm) M. "S. silky dark port wine (RHS 187A); style arms old gold, red violet midrib; F. black burgundy, darker than S.; beards tangerine (32A); lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Asmus 85-72A: (Mad Dash x Little Annie) X Shoop red: (Torchy x Bright Chic)., Aitken's Salmon Creek 1998."


On Dec 19, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '00, Award of Merit '02, Cook-Douglas Medal '04