Rich in lavender hues, this iris pairs beautifully with the pastel colors of the spring garden. Not only in a mixed iris border, but with perennial fall-planted bulbs like hyacinths and tulips in lemon yellow and blush pink, this iris adds some ruffled elegance to the show. And if in favorable conditions, it can sometimes rebloom towards the end of summer. It provides all the things gardeners love about growing German Iris. It's drought tolerant and fast growing once established, provides lovely cut flowers and rarely of any interest to deer. Plus, it won several awards—an Honorable Mention and the Award of Garden Merit. Iris germanica 'Blue Suede Shoes'
Iris germanica 'Blue Suede Shoes'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:36 - 48 inches
Spread:15 - 18 inches
Spacing:15 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms late spring to early summer; may rebloom in late summer.
Planting Instructions:Set the rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in the spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
Flower Form:Typical iris-like with ruffled standards and falls.
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems. In late fall, cut foliage back to 6" fans. After flowering
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs
Additional Information:Hybridized by Schreiner 96. Honorable Mention award 1998, Award of Merit in 2000.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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