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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Persian Berry'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Persian Berry
Hybridized by Gaulter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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20 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
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)

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

Awards (if applicable):
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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

prolific bloomers. tall stem.

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

So many different tones and shades, A lovely Iris

Positive jandjself 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.

Positive Margiempv 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.

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

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


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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