SDB – Standard Dwarf Bearded Irises
In this group, you will find low-growing irises of the height between 21 cm and 40 cm, usually blooming between late April and mid-May. They bloom profusely by carpets of about 5 cm large flowers, often brightly colored, sometimes with distinctly contrasting beards, in magnificent combinations. Many of them also smell nice. SDB's love sunny position and free-draining soil, so they are ideal for planting in rock gardens, or bed frames. They may also be combined perfectly with other perennials. They are easy to grow and completely frost-resistant. On these sites, you can sort them by their flower color.
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ABSOLUTE JOY (Aitken 2006)
Bright pink self, fuchsia purple spot on falls. Beards coral pink. Fine fragrance.
ASTRO (Aitken 2006)
Standards indigo blue, barely visible white ground, falls white ground, nearly solid indigo plicata wash, pronounced white area around beard. Beards yellow, white at end. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
AWAKE (Blyth 2002/03)
Powder blue, falls with purple violet veining forming signal around bright lavender blue beard. Slight fragrance.
BIG BLUE EYES (Black 2006)
Standards icy white, falls white groung with large medium blue spot, darker blue veins over spot, ruffled. Beards pale lavender. Slight fragrance.
BLUEBEARDS GHOST (Black 2006)
Standards white with fine green-gold veins up rib networking ouward, falls white, very fine network of greenish texture veins, ruffled. Beards dark indigo. Slight sweet fragrance.
BOURGEOIS (Black 2003)
Standards claret purple, falls lighter claret purple, small plum spot around beard and small blue flash at end of beard, dark navy veins. Beards violet and brown. Pronounced spicy fragrance.
CAPTIVE SUN (Jones 1994)
Standards white with fine gold venation, falls canary yellow, precise white edge, lightly ruffled. Beards light icy blue. Fine fragrance.
CARROT CUPCAKE (Niswonger 2005)
Standards and falls orange, ruffled. Beards bright reddish orange. Fine fragrance.
CAT‘S EYE (Black 2002)
Standards and style arms mauve rose, falls dark red texture-veined black, wide mauve rose band. Beards old gold, violet at base. Slight spicy fragrance. Unique, recommended sort.
CIRCUS DRAGON (Jones B. 2002)
Canary yellow self. Beards orange. Slight fragrance.
CUB CADET (Johnson T. 2006)
Standards bright violet, falls bright violet, slight white area around beard, short white dart at end of beard. Beards tangerine, white at end. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
DESERT ORANGE (Jones B. 1993)
Standards and falls coral orange. Beards tangerine red. Fine fragrance.
EL TORITO (Jones B. 1997)
Standards and falls deep orange. Beards deep red. Slight fragrance.
EYE OF SAURON (Black 2009)
Standards medium violet-blue, falls medium violet-blue, large dark charcoal-plum spot veined wide tan to white, ruffled. Beards orange, white at end. Pronounced spicy fragrance.
EYE OF THE TIGER (Black 2008)
Standards ruffled, medium buff-gold, lighter in center. Falls ruffled, medium buff-gold, large garnet spot, medium buff-gold haft veins beside beard. Beards dark orange, tipped white. Pronounced strawberry fragrance.
EYEBRIGHT (Taylor 1979)
Bright golden yellow with brown lines on falls. Beards yellow-orange. Slight fragrance.
FAVORITE ANGEL (Jones B. 1990)
Pure white standards and falls, lightly ruffled. Beards silver white. Slight sweet fragrance.
FINGERTIPS (Black 2004)
Standards translucent medium light old gold, falls medium yellow gold, diffuse medium charcoal purple spot changing to veining on haft. Beards orange, yellow base. Slight fragrance.
FIRE CORAL (Aitken 2007)
Standards hot orange, falls orange, burgundy red wash, lighter at edges, orange hafts. Beards intense orange-red. Slight fragrance.
FIRESTORM (Smith M. 1994)
Standards nearly solid burgundy, fading to buff, burgundy midrib. Falls golden yellow ground, heavily lined and washed port wine, becoming solid port wine at rim, ruffled. Beards old gold. Slight fragrance. Nice sort.
FRISK ME (Blyth 2001/02)
Standards soft apricot pink, falls burgundy red spot and apricot pink edge, ruffled and flared. Beards tangerine orange in throat, lavender blue at tip. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
GEMSTAR (Smith M. 1994)
Standards medium dark violet blue, falls darker violet blue with pale veining in center, and lighter edge, white sign below beards, ruffled. Beards yellow in throat, white at end. Slight fragrance.
HELMSMAN (Smith M. 2002)
Standards orange, strong peach midrib, falls ruffled, cream, faint peach infusion on outer half, orange plicata band, vertical orange veins in center. Beards orange. Slight sweet fragrance.
ICE AND INDIGO (Willot 1991)
Standards pale blue, falls pale blue with large deep blue violet spot. Beards white. Slight fragrance.
IMBUE (Blyth 1996/97)
Standards gold to mustard gold, few plicata marks, falls white with gold edge, softer toward haft, ruffled. Beards old gold base and in throat, lavender at end. Pronounced fragrance.
INVESTOR (Johnson T. 2004)
Standards purple, falls velvety dark purple, slightly paler blended edge. Beards gold in throat, light lavender at end. Large, ruffled flowers. Pronounced spicy fragrance.
LAST HERO (Krupka 2006)
Yellow self, falls lighter in center, lightly ruffled. Beards yellow orange. Foliage purple-based. Nice, healthy growing yellow sort from the Czech breeder.
LAST SAMURAI (Krupka 2010)
Standards vinaceous, falls vinaceous-black, vinaceous border, lightly rufflled. Beards violet base, hairs tipped brown. Slight fragrance. Nice, healthy growing sort from the Czech breeder.
LAST VARRIOR (Krupka 2010)
Standards blue violet; falls violet brown, violet edge, violet center stripe, white sign around beards. Beards lavender blue. Slight fragrance. Nice, healthy growing sort from the Czech breeder.
LIME SMOOTHY (Aitken 1997)
Standards white, falls light lime yellow and white edge, finely veined, ruffled. Beards white. Slight fragrance.
MIDNIGHT MIST (Black 1995)
Standards wide red violet plicata band, small white central area, falls white near beard, red violet luminata wash over center, darker red violet plicata band. Beards violet in throat, white at end. Slight spicy fragrance.
MINI DRAGON (Smith 1998)
Standards and falls port wine purple to black-purple, ruffled. Beards red-orange. Light fragrance.
MUSIC (Keppel 1999)
Standards peach orange, falls light orange-yellow ground with purple dots and veins on the edge, ruffled. Beards coral red. Slight fragrance.
NO CONTEST (Maryott 1996)
Standards light yellow, falls purple violet with light yellow rim. Beards yellow in throat, white at end. Slight fragrance.
OLIVER (Hooker Nichols 1971)
Creamy white self, on falls wide brown spot around beards. Beards yellow orange and white. Slight fragrance.
OPEN YOUR EYES (Black 2010)
Standards white, falls white with large irregularly blended inky dark-blue spot, ruffled. Beards white. Pronounced sweet fragrance. Height 35 cm.
ORANGE CAPER (Warburton 1964)
Standards and falls vivid yellow. Beard bright orange. Height 30 cm. Slight fragrance.
PELE (Aitken 1993)
Standards orange, falls orange with deep purple spot, orange hafts. Beards coral orange. Slight fragrance.
PHOTON (Smith 2005)
Standards pure yellow, greener at midrib, falls yellow, bright yellow distal edge, ruffled. Beards coral orange. Slight fragrance.
PIXIE DELIGHT (Fillmore 1993)
Standards violet with stitching along edge, lighter toward midrib, falls white ground stitched violet along edge, violet haft markings. Beards white. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
PULSATOR (Johnson 2011)
Very large flowers. Standards blue purple, falls purple black. Beards yellow in throat, white in middle, blue at end. Height 30 cm. Sweet fragrance of the flowers.
PUMPIN‘ IRON (Black 1990)
Standards dark purple violet, falls dark black cherry spot shading to red purple margin. Beards purple. Pronounced spicy fragrance.
QUEEN‘S PRIZE (Shoop 1993)
Standards and falls white, lightly ruffled, flared. Beards tangerine orange. Fine fragrance.
RAIN DANCE (Jones B. 1979)
Standards and falls sky blue, lightly waved. Beards coral orange in throat, light blue at the tip. Slight fragrance.
RINGER (Keppel 1997)
Standards dark plum brown, faint yellow center shading, falls cadmium lemon with dark plum brown border and dots, ruffled. Beards brass yellow. Fine fragrance.
SASS WITH CLASS (Black 1989)
Standards light chrome yellow, falls red brown stitched and coloured, yellow ray pattern around yellow beard, yellow edge. Slight sweet fragrance.
STAR OF INDIA (Johnson 2011)
Standards clear medium blue covered with fine network of darker blue texture veins, falls same, short blue-white rays flanking beard. Beards tangerine, white at end. Slight fragrance.
STARBABY (Smith 1993)
Standards white ground, heavily dotted and washed dark violet, dark violet edge. Falls white, solid dark violet edge widening to chestnut-toned shoulders, random dark stitching inside rim, ruffled. Beards white, tipped dark blue violet. Slight sweet fragrance.