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PlantFiles: Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Minidragon'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Minidragon
Hybridized by Smith; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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Class:
Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:
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

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

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:
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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)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive TBGDN On Apr 29, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN 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."

Neutral Joan 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

Regional...

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

Macy, Indiana
Deer River, Minnesota
Shepherd, Montana



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