Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Blueberry Tart'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Blueberry Tart
Hybridized by Chapman
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Class:

Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Regional

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

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Milford, Connecticut

Boise, Idaho

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

South China, Maine

South Paris, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Columbia, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 29, 2012, CCBaker from Milford, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I received this from Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and planted it last fall right next to the steps leading down to our driveway. It is so beautiful, especially at dusk when the blue appears to be glowing above the tan falls.

It first bloomed on April 15th, 2012. It's now the end of the month and it's going strong with between 5-6 blooms without any deadheading.

I can't wait to see the rebloom in fall!

Neutral

On Mar 26, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2005; Award of Merit 2008