Iris Definitions

(MDB) Miniature Dwarf Bearded

(Let's Get Small)

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

The first to bloom. 

(SDB) Standard Dwarf Bearded

(Burano)

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

Early Spring bloom. 

(MTB) Miniature Tall Bearded

(Bumblebee Deelite)

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

Blooms late Spring. 

(IB) Intermediate Bearded

(Thrum)

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

Blooms mid Spring. 

(BB) Border Bearded

(Evelyn Rose)

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

Blooms late Spring. 

(TB) Tall Bearded

(Abiqua Falls)

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

Blooms late Spring. 

Luminata

(Mindreader)

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

Plicata

(Spirit Rider) 

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

Broken Colored Plicata

(Isn't This Something)  

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

Space Age

(Mesmerizer)

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