Tall Bearded Iris 'Persian Berry'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Persian Berry
Hybridized by Gaulter
Registered or introduced: 1976
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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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:

, (3 reports)

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Vail, Arizona

Arbuckle, California

Garden Valley, California

Newbury Park, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Norcross, Georgia

Burlington, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Salvisa, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

South China, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Cut Bank, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Corrales, New Mexico

Southold, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Lawton, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Sawyer, Oklahoma

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Pickens, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Celina, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Sweetwater, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 2, 2010, LiliMerci from North of Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

prolific bloomers. tall stem.


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

So many different tones and shades, A lovely Iris


On Apr 21, 2004, jandjself from Sawyer, OK wrote:

The color of my Persian Berry is very lovely. It is some times dark in color and some times light. The two different colors is from the same rhizome and planted on the North side of the house.
Bought rhizome in 2001 and I have had nothing but many lovely blooms from the Persian Berry Iris.
I have seen color discribed as Shaded Blue-Raspberry with Maroon Shoulders.


On Dec 4, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Excellent grower! Good growth habits. Dependable. Puts on a great show every year.


On Jun 20, 2003, NellPercy from Ponca City, OK wrote:

Grows and blooms well. Has a bright orangy red beard. Nice contrast.