Florentine Silk Iris

$13.00

TB ML 40″ Re. This iris has silky peach pink standards. Wide, ruffled lavender falls have a narrow, rosy-pink band. With later sporadic summer blooms, the band may blend inward, reminiscent of watered silk. Peach orange beards with a white base are frosted with blue at the ends. Awards: AM, DM, HM.

Drought tolerant, highly resistant to deer and rabbits, very attractive to butterflies! Some cultivars will be larger than others at shipping. Zones 3-10. #1 grade, bareroot rhizome.

Will begin shipping mid-August 2024

163 in stock

EAN: 821646002148 SKU: I-FLOR Category: Tag:

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

Plant Height 37-48 in
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