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Tall Bearded Iris 'Dogrose'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Dogrose
Hybridized by Insole
Registered or introduced: 1930
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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:


Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



Other details:

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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:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Apple Valley, California

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Robertsville, Missouri

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 15, 2014, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Dogrose 1930 By Miss Violet Insole of Wales, England, the most Ancient part of the UK and the Land of Merlin, is a Truely Magical Iris. It's pictures do not do it justice. In the images it appears like a unique barbie doll pink-violet, and one would think as its color is so unique that you would not want very much of it..but not true in person! it not only has amazing 48" tall scapes, and the most heavenly sweet perfume fragrance, but it goes amazing with everything particularly violet-blue sweet iris pallida of the same flower form and height. it is basically a true pink pallida and true bright pink from a distance, and it is very long blooming from Early Season through end of Mideason and in 2014 was Our Favorite Historic Pink out of 350+ Historic irises and 130+ pinks that we currently ... read more


On May 22, 2010, figaro52 from Oak Lawn, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very sweet fragrance.