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one rhizome $8.95

Iris siberica 'Caesar's Brother'
COLOR: Blue
HEIGHT: 36-42"
LOCATION: Full sun to part shade
DURATION: June-July
USE: Cut flower, perennial garden.
ZONE: 3-9
SIZE: #1 rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS:  Multiply rapidly. Deer resistant.

 



one rhizome $8.95

Iris siberica 'Snow Queen'
COLOR: White
HEIGHT: 36-42"
LOCATION: Full sun to part shade
DURATION: June-July
USE: Cut flower, perennial garden.
ZONE: 3-9
SIZE: #1 rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS:  Multiply rapidly. Deer resistant.



one rhizome $8.95

Iris German Bearded
COLOR: white with purple thread
HEIGHT: 30"
LOCATION: Full Sun
DURATION: May-June
USE: Cut flower
GROWTH HABIT: all weather conditions; humus soil;
ZONE: 4-10
SIZE: #1 rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS: Disease & drought resistant plants, well drained soil. Plant 12"-24" apart.

 



one rhizome $8.95

Iris German Bearded
COLOR: Light Blue
HEIGHT: 38"
LOCATION: Full Sun
DURATION: May-June
USE: Cut flower
GROWTH HABIT: all weather conditions; humus soil;
ZONE: 4-10
SIZE: #I rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS: Disease & drought resistant plants, well drained soil. Plant 12"-24" apart.

 



one rhizome $8.95

Iris German Bearded
COLOR: Yellow with purple veins
HEIGHT: 30"
LOCATION: Full Sun
DURATION: May-June
USE: Cut flower
GROWTH HABIT: all weather conditions; humus soil;
ZONE: 4-10
SIZE: #I rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS: Disease & drought resistant plants, well drained soil. Plant 12"-24" apart.



one rhizome $19.95

Iris ensata 'Freckled Geisha'
COLOR: Purple/white bicolor
HEIGHT: 36"
LOCATION: Full sun to part shade
DURATION: June-July
USE: Cut flower, perennial garden.
ZONE: 4-9
SIZE: #1 rhizome
CONSIDERATIONS:  Multiply rapidly. Deer resistant.
 

Perennials
The first year they sleep;
the second year they creep;
the third year they leap.

Author Unknown

 
growin' tips...
Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

Full sun or partial shade (partial shade is required in warm inland areas of the West). At its best in rich, moist soil but tolerates poor soil and drought (once established). Note that plants may grow so large in 4-5 years that moving or dividing them becomes difficult.

Iris German, Bearded
SPACING: 15-24in, DEPTH: Level to .5in, SUN: Full Sun Bearded Iris need full sun (or partial shade in Zone 10 in the West) and well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral. Drainage is especially important during winter. Deep watering is required during summer dry spells. Plant the fleshy rhizome horizontally with the top exposed or (in hot-summer climates) just below the surface of the soil, and aim the fan of leaves in the direction you want the plant to grow. (Don't be concerned if the roots of your plant are shriveled and dry upon arrival. The rhizome will send out new roots soon after planting.) Divide when the clump becomes crowded (usually every 3-4 years) by digging it after bloom and breaking the rhizomes into pieces or cutting them with a sharp knife.  Bearded Iris are subject to several pests and diseases. Contact the American Iris Society, which has chapters all over the country, for tips on identification and control measures (write to Marilyn Harlow, Membership Secretary, P.O. Box 55, Freedom, CA 95019, for the location of the chapter nearest you).  Winter protection is recommended in cold climates, especially the first winter after planting. We suggest a 1-2in covering of sand topped with a light layer of evergreen boughs, applied after the ground freezes and removed when the Forsythias bloom the following spring.  To encourage the reblooming varieties 'Breakers', 'Champagne Elegance', 'Harvest of Memories', 'Immortality', and 'Sugar Blues' to flower again in late summer, fertilize them twice a year--once in early spring, as we recommend for all perennials, and again after the first wave of flowering. Because reblooming Iris do not go dormant in summer as other Bearded Iris do, it is especially important to keep them well watered all through the growing season.  Please note: Bearded Iris may not bloom the first year after planting.

Interesting history about Iris...
Facts: The popularity of irises over the centuries has been demonstrated in the still life paintings of the Dutch masters, and more recently has inspired Vincent van Gogh.
Mythology: In Greek mythology, Iris is the messenger of the gods who, cloaked in a robe of dewdrops reflecting the stars, communicates messages via the rainbow, the bridge between heaven and earth. The iris is the symbol of communication and the name itself means "rainbow".
Folklore: In some languages, irises are called flags or sword flags, relating them to symbols of heraldry and royalty, hence the original "Fleur de lys" of heraldry. In Japan the shape is seen to express heroism and the blue colour refers to blue blood, so irises play a key role in their spring festival for boys.
 



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