In this collection, you'll receive five top-performing German Iris, chosen for their gorgeous color and well-formed ruffles. Gardeners love blue blooms—and for good reason. These cool-toned charmers find their place in most any color palette. With all the reds and pinks and oranges of the garden, blue provides a refreshing contrast. It's also dreamy mixed in with pastel spring tones, and right at home among calming purples and greens. Iris in particular do blue tones beautifully. Their petals are ruffled—very ruffled in the Give Me All The Blues Collection--and the standards rise high while the falls cascade out, so they already look like elegant fountains. Add in those shades of blue, and it's as if you have a water feature in your perennial border. These five are very fast-growing once they have a season or two to establish a strong root system, and are strong perennials, so you'll get years of a dramatic, multiplying display. They're gorgeous in a rock garden or container, and make refreshing cut-flower bouquets. Iris germanica
Iris germanica 'Victoria Falls', 'Adoregon', 'Sky and Sun', 'Blue Trill', 'Mariposa Skies'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:32 - 40 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Spacing:12 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid-Late Season, rebloom
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.
Growth Rate:Fast, once established.
Flower Form:Classic Bearded Iris form
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:In late fall, cut foliage to 6" fans. Clean up debris to prevent borers from over wintering. After flowering and in late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement:Well-drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Additional Information:Iris benefit from digging up and dividing every 3-4 years. This will help the health of the iris and promote strong blooming.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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