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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Queen's Circle'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen's Circle
Hybridized by Kerr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


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):
Honorable Mention
Award of Merit
Dykes Memorial Medal
Walther Cup
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RobertWM On Jan 14, 2014, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Puts on a beautiful show every year. It's a little short for my taste, barely inching into the tall bearded class, but the white is very clean and the blue rim on the falls is quite blue for me. A steady grower and garden visitors are always drawn to it.

Neutral mystic On Dec 28, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

Neutral Joan On Dec 14, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '02, Walther Cup '02, Award of Merit '04; John C. Wister Medal '06; Dykes Memorial Medal 2007

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

Introduced by F. Kerr, 2000
Mid to Late bloom season. 32"

"Very stylish all-white iris with a broad band of dark blue-violet on the falls. Orange-red beards are pale yellow at the ends. American Iris Society Honorable Mention '02.
Cooley's Iris Garden note

Positive Margiempv On Dec 10, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is one super iris. Great substance, great growth, lovely branching and display of flowers. Dependable bloomer!! Highly recommended!!


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

Tucson, Arizona
San Jose, California
Sebastopol, California
Emmett, Idaho
Meridian, Idaho
Macy, Indiana
Derby, Kansas
Anacoco, Louisiana
Hagerstown, Maryland
Preston, Maryland
Clawson, Michigan
Robertsville, Missouri
Shepherd, Montana
Beatrice, Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
Coshocton, Ohio
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grants Pass, Oregon
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Valley, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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