DetailsPlant Select Petite winner 2014 8" tall x 12" wide. This small growing Iris has delft-blue flowers in late spring/early summer held over compact, healthy green ornamental foliage. This is one of North America’s most beautiful native Iris native to limited area in coastal Maine north into Canada. I. hookeri is ideal for use in the rock garden or in the front of the perennial border. It is not picky about its soil and grows best in full or part sun where the summer temperatures don’t get too hot. It’s tolerant of salt spray so is a good choice along roadside beds or coastal areas. Most soil types including clay. Plant with Dianthus and Saponaria
|Common Name||Beach-head Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris hookeri|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||8" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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- Accurate Instructions
- Seems to be adapting to climate.
- Have no spread as hoped.
Comments about High Country Gardens Iris hookeri:
We are most hope that this charming addition to our entry garden will flourish. We love its bloom but also appreciate the texture of the blades of the plants in this area.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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