Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Blueberry Bliss'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Blueberry Bliss
Hybridized by Schreiner
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

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:

Bakersfield, California

Gainesville, Georgia

Normal, Illinois

Cherryvale, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

Anacoco, Louisiana

Windsor Mill, Maryland

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Blanchard, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Robertsville, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Shepherd, Montana

Beatrice, Nebraska

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Greensboro, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Lawton, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

West Newton, Pennsylvania

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Deer Park, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 17, 2010, dmac085 from Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bloomed w/ huge intense blue flowers. Very thick stalks that held up to the wind and rain of a severe thunderstorm w/ tornado warnings--flowers held up well too:) Very pleased w/ this one.

Positive

On Feb 14, 2010, DaLoveRat from Blanchard, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Big flowers a great "Blue" with thick stalks no need for staking.

Neutral

On Jun 19, 2009, joannacay from McLean, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Mine too came as a bonus from Schreiner's in 2006. Like Lacy Snowflake, in 2008 the flowers were huge and gorgeous and the stalk fell over. They are really beautiful flowers, though. Those two plus Snow Cloud and Titan's Glory look lovely together, in the same size range - maybe staked?

Positive

On Jun 2, 2007, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I, too, received Blueberry Bliss as a bonus from Schreiner's. It bloomed this year, its first and is one of the most intense blue irises I have seen. I am delighted to have it in my garden.

Now, after yet another year, I couldn't be more delighted with an iris than I am with Blueberry Bliss. It was better the second year than the first. Another great Schreiner's blue.

Neutral

On Jul 17, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2006; Award of Merit 2009

Positive

On May 22, 2006, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Blueberry Bliss came to me as a Schreiner extra two years ago. In its first year, it did not bloom. This year, however, it has exploded into a clump that was in constant bloom for over three weeks. The flowers are huge and deep colored, and they have a pronounced sweet fragrance.