Go Back Iris Dwarf Bearded Yellow Miniature

Iris danfordiae
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Plant Type: Perennials

This little beauty is renowned for its ability to off-set and form colorful mats of bright yellow flowers. Very cold hardy. The Dwarf Iris is a cheerful yellow and adds bright early perennial color for any wildflower or rock garden. These are one of most commonly planted wild dwarf irises. They are dependably hardy in the zones as shown, and they have such large flowers for their height. They are a delight to see with their sunny cheer in very early spring, often even before the last snow has melted.

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Flower Color

Bright yellow

Foliage Color

Blue green

Plant Spread

3-6 in.

Good Companions

Combine with 'Blue Star Creeper' and 'Elfin Herb' for blooming wetlands!

Plant Height

under 6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border Plant, Mass Planting, Container Plant, Pond side

Bloom Time

Early spring

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests