Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)

Growing into a tight mound 8 to 16 inches tall with many blooms, this iris is considered by many to be the perfect miniature rockery iris. Also for the front of the boarder or along a walkway this early blooming iris will brighten up the garden about a month before the Tall Bearded season. Bloom season is Mid April to Early May here at Mt Pleasant Iris Farm. This plant needs a good winter chill to bloom well. Zone 3 – 8 (9?)

Another charming thing about this plant is that many cultivars have a noticeable fragrance; we have noted a fragrance when we have encountered one.

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Abuzz With Charm Abuzz with Charm Coleman ’13 Standard buff, fall grape with darker spot; beard frosty purple.
Fragrant: sweet.
Baby Soft Black ’04 Standard and fall light mauve, pink blend; beard blue.
Fragrant: vanilla.
Bad Boys Bad Boys Miller ’11 Standard dark purple, fall light yellow banded dark purple white tipped violet gold in throat.
Fragrant: light sweet.
Ballet Lesson Niswonger ’93 Standard and fall peachy pink; beard white-tipped pink.
Fragrant: citrus.
Ballistic Black ’02 Standard burgundy, fall yellow with a wide burgundy border; beard rust.
Fragrant: grape.
Beckoning Beckoning Johnson ’13 Standard purple, fall black red; beard gold.
Fragrant: cinnamon.
Bluebeard’s Ghost Black ’06 Standard and fall white; beard blue.
Clear Blue Sky Johnson ’12 Standard and fall mid blue, beard white.
Fragrant: light floral.
Dark Rings Gatty ’93 Standard and fall white with a dark blue border; beard pale blue.
Fragrant: light spice.
Death By Chocolate


Bianco ’02 Standard chocolate, fall coffee; beard rust.
Fragrant: root beer.
Dedicated Dedicated Black ’11 Standard light lemon, fall light lemon with greenish spot; beard saffron.
Fragrant: light sweet.
Easter Keppel ’96 Standard and fall Soft yellow with a light blue-lavender inner band; beard yellow.
Eye of the Tiger Black ’08 Standard peach gold, fall peach gold with a bright raspberry spot; beard shrimp pink
Fido Fido Black ’10 Standard and fall light yellow edged pale violet; beard brass.
Firestorm Smith ’94 Standard burgundy, fall yellow with a burgundy boarder; beard gold.
Fragrant: spice.
Honeylove Craig ’04 Standard and fall yellow with brown rim.
Fragrant: sweet honey.
Killarney Green Niswonger ’02 Standard and fall mustard green; beard purple.
Fragrant: sweet floral.
Last Go Around Last Go Around Loveland by Price ’11 Standard and fall of white etched blue violet; beard pale violet gold in throat.
Matador's Cape Matador’s Cape Black ’13 Standard and fall black cherry; beard orange.
Fragrant: sweet.
Black ’08 Standard light blue violet, fall red violet spot, beard gold.
Ocean Pearl Black ’08 Standard and fall blue with silver gilded edges; beard white, saffron in throat.
Fragrant: light floral.
OpenYourEyes Open Your Eyes Black ’10 Standard white, fall blue-violet with a white rim; beard white.
Outspoken Outspoken Black ’11 Standard dark cherry red, fall darker velvet red-black; Beard bright orange, very bright.
Pulsater Pulsator Johnson ’11 Standard dark royal purple, fall darker; beard yellow.
Fragrant: light floral.
Riveting Black ’09 Standard snow white, fall white with a dark violet spot; beard white to yellow in throat.
Snitch Johnson ’09 Standard violet, fall violet with a smokey violet spot, light blaze around beard; beard blue to tangerine in throat.
Fragrant: light floral.
Sweet and Innocent Johnson ’10 Standard pastel lemon yellow. Fall white with a faint yellow edge. Beards white blending to egg.
Web Designer Price ’08 Standard pale gold with a green cast, fall brown with a green cast, dark brown veins, distinctive center line dart; beard white dusted gold. Note: Very vigorous.