Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Baby Blessed') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Lloyd Zurbrigg
Year Of Registration: 1979
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1979
Seedling Number: K 1 A
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 10 inches (25 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Bloom Color Description: Light yellow, small white spot on falls
Beard Color: Cream
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1981
Award of Merit: 1986
Cook-Douglas Medal: 1989

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: Baby Snowflake X Twice Blessed
Child plants: 30 child plants


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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2017-05-03
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Location: NJDate: 2012-05-05
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-04-18
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-04-18
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Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
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Location: zone 6Date: May
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-04-21Paired with Euphorbia Bonfire
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Jun 22, 2019 5:08 PM 500
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Jun 21, 2019 4:10 PM 1,335
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Your 2019 order wish list by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 9:41 AM 60
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Baby Blessed by KatEnns May 11, 2018 3:17 PM 10
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Standard dwarf question by alilyfan Apr 25, 2018 6:23 PM 9
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
The variability of iris seeds by IrisP Oct 12, 2018 11:22 PM 54
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Most floriferous, favorite SDBs and MDBs by William Feb 3, 2018 5:12 PM 203
More Fall results in Hanover by Misawa77 Oct 30, 2017 8:32 PM 55
Irises Blooming in July by Islandview Aug 21, 2017 7:43 PM 53
Lurker Coming Out of the Shadows.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 6, 2017 5:59 PM 35
What is your favorite iris? (that you currently own and have seen in bloom) :) by Grace_smith May 5, 2018 11:40 AM 86
My Dwarfs are starting by ge1836 May 4, 2017 8:44 PM 5
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
Rebloomers by bluegrassmom Dec 7, 2016 11:50 AM 138
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Jun 25, 2019 4:56 PM 547

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