The bicolor on this iris makes it look lit from within. The cooling blue color matches well with many different floral colors in the border, and the luminous effect makes City Lights stand out as a feature. Also, City Lights is a reblooming iris variety, so no matter if you create a mass planting, or surround it with other reblooming iris varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'City Lights'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to late spring, may rebloom late summer to early fall
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 Form:Typical iris-like, 5" in diam.
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
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. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Do not over-water. Avoid water-logged soils.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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