Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris
Iris 'Mittens'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris)
Cultivar: Mittens
Hybridized by L Miller 1987

Class
Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)

Height
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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

Bloom Color
Green
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time
Early (E)

Foliage
Herbaceous

Other details

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)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow