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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Crocosmia1 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 harper97 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 Tntigger 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.


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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