Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rainbows') in the Irises Database

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Give a thumbs up Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lynda Miller
Year Of Registration: 1989
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1990
Seedling Number: 785H
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)
Registered Height: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Violet
Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Pale blue standards flushed chartreuse; pale blue falls, large chartreuse spot, light violet signal
Beard Color: Full bluebird blue
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Betty Emmons X Hoogpum Purple

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Choose 10 by DaisyDo Sep 10, 2019 10:42 AM 81
Identification and MISidentification by meddjay Oct 1, 2019 11:56 PM 13
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jan 6, 2020 11:00 PM 2,564
Spuria irises evergreen? by Tienito Dec 22, 2018 9:45 PM 11
Some favorites from 2018 by janwax Sep 15, 2018 1:35 PM 38
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Do iris growers have a place for bloom count? What cultivars have the most? by bluegrassmom Jun 16, 2018 9:05 PM 14
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
My new favorite iris growing now... by evelyninthegarden Jun 21, 2018 12:18 PM 36
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
No Shows 2018 by urania1 Aug 21, 2018 2:27 PM 37
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Need Help with Iris NOIDs 2017 by GreenLeaf1 May 13, 2017 7:57 AM 6
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Show us your Blended Color irises by tveguy3 Jan 19, 2018 1:38 AM 165
So I've recently been bitten by the iris bug..... by Rebekah Nov 13, 2016 10:50 PM 87

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