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Tall Bearded Iris 'Corps de Ballet'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Corps de Ballet
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Tall Bearded (TB)


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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Honorable Mention

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:

Anacoco, Louisiana

Shepherd, Montana

Salem, New Jersey

Concord, North Carolina

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 27, 2013, themikesmom wrote:

This is the most wonderful tall pale pink modern iris their is in my opinion. the sky blue space age horns just make it even better. we had wanted to get this iris for along time and finally recieved ours this year from Jim at Exline Iris in WV. we were lucky as we recieved two of the last four fans he has and his two have to multiply for a few years before he can sell anymore!


On Mar 14, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This tall (42") iris blooms mid to late season with 8 to 10 buds. It won an Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society in 2001.