Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Prince George'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Prince George
Hybridized by Shoop-Keppel
Registered or introduced: 1996
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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:



White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)



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:

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)

Preston, Maryland

Lawton, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 8, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1999


On Nov 8, 2008, Conquered_MS from Preston, MD wrote:

Prince George is one of my favorite irises! To begin with, it's a late bloomer, giving me lovely blooms after the others are gone by. I love the bold, blue and white coloring with nearly-red beards, but my favorite thing about the iris is the sparkly, bronze-colored, fine metallic rim on the standards. The sparkly-ness doesn't show up in photos, but you can see the coloration on the rim of the standards if you look closely.

This is one iris that I have a hard time walking away from when it is in bloom! I just can't get enough of its beauty.


On Mar 16, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

(Shoop, 97) Mid season bloomer. 37"
"Veined perilla purple falls, paler at the edges. Lavender blue wire rim. Cool white standards and beards of bittersweet orange on this ruffled royal creation. American Iris Society Honorable Mention '99."
Cooley's Iris Garden note.