This Miniature German iris is ideal as a front border plant. With low-growing, grey-green foliage, you'll have great substance that will stay upright and attractive for most of the season. Miniature German iris won't lose any of the impact of the standard size German iris flower form—they're equally as lovely, just in a miniature size. This is a useful quality, not just in front of other taller plants, but also if you have limited space in your garden.
Iris pumila 'Cat's Eye'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:6 - 12 inches
Spacing:12 - 15 inches
Flowering Date:Midseason flowering (Early to mid spring)
Planting Instructions:Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
Flower Color:red, pink
Flower Form:Perfectly formed miniature Iris flower, about half the size of the tall bearded iris.
Foliage Type:1" wide, sword-like, grey green colored
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
Soil Requirement:Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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