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Tall Bearded Iris 'Gigi'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gigi
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 1971
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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)


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:

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):

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Greeneville, Tennessee

Falls Church, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 11, 2006, DonDeGeorge from Falls Church, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Bearded iris "Gigi" is among my most reliable irises. It has bloomed every year since I planted it 30 years ago. Of my hybrid irises, It is among the first to bloom (around May 7), but a week or two after the common dark blue "flag" iris. It is a two-tone iris, mostly white and pale blue, but with medium blue fringes, delicate in appearance but not at all picky in its cultivation. Its bloom size, height, duration of bloom, and other characteristics are consistent with all my bearded irises; but it stands out in its beauty and reliability.