Fill your garden with this remarkably colorful Iris and become the envy of the neighborhood. These fragrant blooms dazzle with stunning golden-rimmed, white standards that rest atop deep purple falls. The ruffled blossoms emerge from fanned, swordlike foliage, creating a striking display. Grows 32-34" tall. Prefers full sun to partial shade. #1 field-grown rhizomes.Zones 4-9 Iris germanica
Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Slovak Prince'
Common Name: Bearded or German Iris
Form: Rhizomatous perennial
Root System: Rhizomes with many thick, fleshy roots along it.
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Spread: 12-24" Closer planting gives immediate effect, but iris will need thinning sooner.
Hardiness Zone: Zones 4-9 (-30 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Late spring to early summer
Duration: several weeks
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: Quite an attention getting iris with its two-toned flower coloration. White standards edged with gold trim sits atop dramatic purple falls with attractive white veining at the shoulders. A Slovakian imported iris that has won several awards from the American Iris Society.
Flower Color: White standards, lightly shaded with orchid-lavender and edged with a fine gold rim. Grape-Purple falls washed with violet tones with distinct White veining at the hafts.
Flower Form: Typical iris-like with rounded ruffled petals.
Foliage Type: Green sword-like fans of foliage in clumps. Some die back in colder climates in winter.
Fragrance: Slight sweet fragrance
Resistance: Good resistance to most pests and diseases, watch for borers.
Pruning: Cut foliage to 6" fan in fall. Clean up plant debris to prevent borers from overwintering.
Pruning Time: Late fall/early winter
Soil Requirement: Well drained soil is preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Shipped: bareroot rhizome
Additional Information: Honorable Mention Award 2005, Award of Merit 2007 and the John C. Wister Medal in 2009 from the American Iris Society
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
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Slovak Prince bloomed this year. I have two. They look exactly like the picture. Large blooms with a lovely ridging of the yellow. The blooms last a long time. I am very pleased as some flowers don't always look like the picture. This one did. I have photographed it in different natural lighting . Have fun