Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Johnson
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2001
Seedling Number: Q61B
Classification: Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB)
Registered Height: 7 inches (18 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Magenta
Bloom Color Description: Dark purple standards; darker purple falls, dark purple band
Beard Color: White, gold in throat
Style Arm Color: Dark purple
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003
Award of Merit: 2005
Caparne-Welch Medal: 2007

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: Bee Mused X Tweety Bird
Child plants: 17 child plants

Common names
  • Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2019-04-26
Location: Piketon, OH
Date: 2020-04-12
Location: Oregon City, OR, zone 8
Date: 2023-05-20
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 3, 2015
In Bright Morning Sunlight
Location: Oregon City, OR, zone 8
Date: 2023-05-03

Photo May 2, 2007
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 29, 2006
Striking Color On A Small Iris!
Location: Oregon City, OR, zone 8
Date: 2022-04-20
Location: Piketon, OH
Date: 2020-04-11

Photo May 2, 2007
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-06-15

Photo May 2, 2007

Photo May 2, 2007
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-04-05
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 3, 2015
In Bright Morning Sunlight
Uploaded by Patty
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: late May 2021
Uploaded by Patty

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Iris Farm
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-06-05
Bloom with two extra falls.
Location: My Garden
  • Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Mar 29, 2011 5:30 PM concerning plant:
    If I could have only two MDB's they would be this one & Tingle.
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