Tall Bearded Iris 'Rebecca Perret'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rebecca Perret
Hybridized by Cayeux
Registered or introduced: 1993
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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)


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

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

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:

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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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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Fargo, North Dakota

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 1, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not that great of a grower............ but is pretty, has strong stalks and nice substance.


On Jun 11, 2003, mhelm from Fargo, ND wrote:

The blossoms on this giant are absolutely exquisite. Fresh, clean, pure, yet colorfully striking, this is an overall snow white with perwinkle blue to edges that nicely fades to white on the top half of the falls. Add in the fluffy orange beards, and you've got the very lovely Rebecca Perret. Easily my favorite tall bearded to date. Good stubstance. Waist high stalks are strong and sturdy. Does not proliferate quite as vigorously as many others.