Iris hookeri

Beach-head Iris

This small growing dwarf native Iris has beautiful delft-blue flowers in late spring/early summer. Considered one of North America's most ornamental native Iris.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height8" tall
Mature Spread12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015225

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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Plant 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
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SKUHC015225
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Beach-head Iris
Botanical Name
Iris hookeri
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
8" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings
Awards
Plant Select
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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