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Iris hybrid (Standard Dwarf Bearded)

Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials


A large and remarkably diverse group of 200 to 300 species, varying in flower color and form, cultural needs, and blooming periods (although the majority flower in spring or early summer). Leaves are swordlike or grasslike. Flowers (fragrant, in many kinds) are showy and complex in structure.

Iris hybrid (Standard Dwarf Bearded)

Most grow 8–15 in. high. Flowers and plants are larger than miniature dwarf bearded irises. Bloom is profuse. These are easier to grow than miniature dwarfs in Western gardens, but perform best with some winter chill.
‘Baby  Baron’: Grows to 6 in. tall and 12 in. wide. Marine blue flowers on 12-in. stems appear about 6 weeks ahead of tall bearded iris.
‘Baby Blessed’: Grows to 10 in. tall and 1 ft. wide, producing lemon yellow flowers withs creamy beards. Can rebloom in summer.
‘Little Dream’: Grows to 6 in. tall and 12 in. wide. Lavender-pink flowers appear about 6 weeks ahead of tall bearded iris.

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