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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Cocoa Pink'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cocoa Pink
Hybridized by Niswonger
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Early midseason (EM)



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


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

, (2 reports)

Macy, Indiana

Madrid, Iowa

Hagerstown, Maryland

Blanchard, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 28, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've heard this referred to as "off pink"; however, if one studies the color detail(s), you will find a pleasing combination of colors. I am especially taken with the lavender blue beards as well as the soft pink in the domed standards. The following information is from the AIS Checklist Database: "(O. D. Niswonger, R. 1996). Sdlg. SDB 1-95. SDB 12" (31 cm) EM. "S. and style arms pink; F. cocoa pink; beards blue, tangerine in throat. Candy Queen X Chanted., Cape Iris 1997."


On Mar 25, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2000


On Aug 30, 2004, jpapillon from Union, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

S and style arms pink; F cocoa pink; B blue, tangerine in throat
Parentage (Candy Queen x Chanted)