City Lights – Iris

$9.95

Iris City Lights – TB M 37″ Re F. Envision that deep blue, almost purple, color that exists for a few moments at dusk, just before all the daylight drains out of the sky. Now freeze that color and brush it over ruffled petals. Sprinkle a few white “lights” in the heart of the flower; add a white beard and lovely fragrance and you have this beautiful rebloomer. Drought tolerant, highly resistant to deer and rabbits, very attractive to butterflies! Some cultivars will be larger than others at shipping. #1 grade, bareroot.

Will begin shipping Late August 2022

600 in stock

Hardiness
3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Color
Blue
Bloom Time
Mid Spring
Growth
Medium
Usage
Outdoor
Exposure
Full Sun
Resistance
Rabbit | Deer
Height
Dimensions 37-48 in
Spread
13-24

Fragrant
Yes
Watering
Low | Average
Container
Yes
Planting
Spring | Fall
Attracts
Reblooming
Yes
Sold As/With
#1 grade bareroot

Tall Bearded Irises will produce the most flowers if they receive a full day of sun, but will also perform reasonably well with a half day of sun. The most critical growing factor is the moisture level of the soil and drainage. Bearded Irises will absolutely not tolerate “wet feet” (too much water will cause the rhizomes to rot) and require very well-drained soil at all times of the year. They will grow in any good garden soil as long as this drainage is provided.

Irises are generally heavy feeders and should be fertilized 3 times per year: first in the spring when new growth appears, second right after blooming, and third in the fall. When planting them for the first time or when transplanting, use a no-nitrogen fertilizer such as 0-10-10 worked into the soil.

Plant 12-18 inches apart to allow ample room for new growth and good air circulation. Planting at the correct level is critical to the plant’s health and flower production. Rhizomes should be planted so the soil barely covers the top of them. Doing so will help to prevent soft rot.

Garden Style:
Cottage, Eclectic
Other Features:
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Focal Point