Iris Definitions

(MDB) Miniature Dwarf Bearded

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(Let's Get Small)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of up to 8". 

The first to bloom. 

(SDB) Standard Dwarf Bearded

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(Burano)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of 8" to 16". 

Early Spring bloom. 

(MTB) Miniature Tall Bearded

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(Bumblebee Deelite)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of 16" to 27.5". 

Blooms late Spring. 

(IB) Intermediate Bearded

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(Thrum)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of 16" to 27.5". 

Blooms mid Spring. 

(BB) Border Bearded

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(Evelyn Rose)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of 16" to 27.5". 

Blooms late Spring. 

(TB) Tall Bearded

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(Abiqua Falls)

Bearded iris that grows in heights of 27.5" to 48". 

Blooms late Spring. 

Luminata

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(Mindreader)

Falls have a brushed watercolor effect with a clear unmarked area around
the beard. 

Plicata

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(Spirit Rider) 

Iris that have dots, stitching on petal edges or stripes, usually lighter in color. 

Broken Colored Plicata

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(Isn't This Something)  

Iris that are a solid color with irregular splashes of another color. No two flowers are the same. 

Space Age

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(Mesmerizer)

Iris that have a horn, flounce or spoon at the end of the beard.