Gimmick's rich color more than makes up for its size! Deep burgundy blooms highlighted with a yellow splotch on the falls set off dark yellow beards that peak out from the center of each flower. Add them to the front of a border, in a sunny rock garden, or even to container plantings for luscious color! Blooms early to midseason on 10-12" stems.
Botanical Name: Iris pumila 'Gimmick'
Common Name: Dwarf Bearded Iris
Form: Rhizomatous perennial
Root System: Rhizomes
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 10 - 12"
Spread: 6 - 12"
Spacing: 12 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Flowering Date: Early to mid spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks.
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: Rich, burgundy flowers are highlighted with a yellow spot on the falls. Dark yellow beards peak out from the center of each flower. Add this luscious color to the front of a border, in a sunny rock garden, or in containers.
Flower Color: Burgundy plicata markings with a yellow spot on the falls.
Flower Form: Perfectly formed miniature Iris flower about half the size of Tall Bearded Iris.
Foliage Type: 1" wide, glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves in spring and summer, with some die-back in winter in colder climates.
Pruning: In late fall, cut foliage to 6" fans. Remove plant debris to prevent borers from overwintering.
Pruning Time: Late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement: Prefers well-drained soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Shipped: Bareroot rhizome
Additional Information: Hybridizer: Keppel, 1999.
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
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