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Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Cherub's Smile'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherub's Smile
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Pink

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:

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

Regional

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

Warrior, Alabama

Clio, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Eastport, Idaho

Chaska, Minnesota

Deer River, Minnesota

Alton, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Pelham, New Hampshire

Salem, New Jersey

Elba, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Midland, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Reston, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 2, 2013, Crocosmia1 from Highland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Thank goodness that I checked this web site before purchasing at Home Depot. The photos on their packages are so misleading, (make it look like a reddish pink/fuchsia). I have several soft pink Iris and so don't need another.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2010, harper97 from Pelham, NH wrote:

This plant has grown easily for me, and the flowers are great reward for little work. Big, frilly, soft pink, lovely lemony fragrance. Only once in 10 or so years has it shown any pest problems, some sort of maggots attacked the rhisome. I recently cut a bouquet for the house, and my husband asked if they came from our garden, commenting that they'd be expensive at a florist shop!

Positive

On Feb 21, 2009, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely lovely pink iris, great blooms, rhizomes are small here for us on this one.