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Tall Bearded Iris 'Cranberry Ice'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cranberry Ice
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1973
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)


Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Cloverdale, California

Chicago, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Alton, Missouri

Kirksville, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Conway, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Weatherford, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2007, mypetalpatch from Cloverdale, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Fantastic rich color, great stalks and lots of bloom 2 yrs in a row now. Mine has bronze/brownish beards like just one of the pics, not the lavender shown in the 3 others. Are we talking about the same iris?


On Jan 4, 2007, Tntigger from Greeneville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I had this in 2 entirely different beds and both clumps bloomed out this year here in Tennessee.I am hesitant to try it again.Very pretty in bloom.


On Jun 15, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

(Schreiner 73) TB Rich cranberry violet self, ruffled; light purple-white beard. (Gracie Pfost x X) HM, AM


On May 28, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorites. It is tall and sturdy and the colors are vibrant. It blooms every year and multiplies nicely. I have it planted near some very dark, almost black iris, Study in Black, to be precise. The combination is stunning.


On Aug 20, 2004, kbads from Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

In just it's second year, this variety was absolutely spectacular! Lots of blooms, and the color is amazing! Mine seemed to be a bit darker that those pictured, but I didn't get a pic of mine in bloom. I will be sure to take lots more photos next spring. I got lots of compliments on this iris from my neighbors!


On Oct 24, 2002, woodspirit1 from Lake Toxaway, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

The color is brilliant, glowing, almost neon. The only thing that could be better about this iris would be if it was a rebloomer.


On Aug 23, 2002, Starzz from Newcastle, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Nice deep rich cranberry colour. Very strong sturdy Iris.