Cool-blue tones are made twice as lovely with this spicy-perfumed, award-winning iris. October Sky is a neglecta class iris with light blue standards and dark blue falls. It will produce these beautiful bicolor blooms in spring, and then shows them off again in late summer.
Iris germanica 'October Sky'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:15 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Mid spring, re-blooms 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:13 cm flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
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 preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not over water.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR VI
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*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.