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Iris

The aquatic Iris doesn’t always bloom the first year but once they get established they will greet you with blooms early every Spring about the same time as the land Iris. If you have several different colors you can extend your blooming time as they don’t usually all bloom at the same time. If you have Iris in the landscape beds they will help tie the land to the water while also creating a transition from shallow water to the pond’s edge.

These hardy marginals are shallow water loving plants for the edges of your pond (usually on the first shelf), container gardens and bogs. There is vast and varied foliage textures and sizes with many blooming varieties also. These beautiful flowers will grow best in full sun to part shade. Here are just a few varieties from our Iris selection this year and some facts about them:

  1. Black Gamecock
    • purple flower
    • height can reach 36″
    • has spring blooms with narrow foliage
  2. Colorific
    • red/purple or white flowers
    • height can reach 36″
    • has spring blooms with narrow foliage
  3. Peaches and Wine
    • coral/red flower with tiny amounts of yellow in its center
    • height can reach 30-36” and 12-18” wide
    • ruffled flowers
    • strap like foliage – remains evergreen in warmer climates
  4. Professor Claude
    • Red/velvet flower
    • Height can reach 36”
    • Has spring blooms with narrow foliage
  5. Yellow Iris
    • Yellow flower
    • Height can reach 36”
    • Flowers blossom in large clusters
    • Sword-like leaves
    • Relatively easy to grow
  6. Red Velvet Elvis
    • Red flower
    • Height can reach 30-36” and 12-18” wide
    • Blooms are deep red with a marigold yellow visible at its base
    • Has strap like foliage – remains evergreen in warmer climates

 

Be sure to visit our retail location as more varieties may be available and to choose the Iris that will best compliment your water garden oasis!

 

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