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Our waterwise plants (drought resistant, xeric plants) are selected for their colorful flowers, interesting foliage, durable low-care garden performance, and habitat friendly nature. Note: All perennials will need supplemental irrigation to get established. Learn more: Water Saving Gardening Tips.

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  1. Salvia sylvestris May Night, May Night Meadow Sage, Purple Salvia sylvestris May Night

    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and toleran...

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    May Night Salvia May Night Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris May Night
    As low as $9.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and tolerance of heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profusion of flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.
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  2. Select Blue Catmint, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue

    Nepeta 'Select Blue' (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of...

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    Select Blue Nepeta Select Blue Catmint Nepeta faassenii Select Blue
    As low as $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta 'Select Blue' (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of flowers comes in late spring, and again later in summer. A long-lived, easily grown perennial, this is an excellent plant for beginners.
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  3. Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires

    Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires (Blue Spires Russian Sage) is the best large growing Russian Sage selection blooming with dark blue flower spikes appearing in mid-summer. Though...

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    Blue Spires Russian Sage Blue Spires Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires (Blue Spires Russian Sage) is the best large growing Russian Sage selection blooming with dark blue flower spikes appearing in mid-summer. Thought to be a hybrid of two species, this plant has amazing vigor and blooms for many months.
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  4. Red and Yellow Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun, Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun, Arizona Sun Blanket Flower

    Gaillardia Arizona Sun is a 2005 All America Selections winner because of its outstanding hardiness, everblooming flowers, and drought tolerance. With modest deadheading Arizona Sun ...

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    Arizona Sun Gaillardia Arizona Sun Blanket Flower Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Gaillardia Arizona Sun is a 2005 All America Selections winner because of its outstanding hardiness, everblooming flowers, and drought tolerance. With modest deadheading Arizona Sun Blanket Flower is covered with red-orange and yellow bi-colored flowers all season long. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
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  5. Munro's Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea)

    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant...

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    Munro's Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea) Munro's Globe Mallow Sphaeralcea munroana
    As low as $10.99 Sale $9.34
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant thrives in the most challenging hot, sunny dry garden conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  6. Raspberry Delight® Salvia

    Exclusive. Raspberry Delight® is an outstanding native Salvia hybrid with a summer-long display of stunning raspberry-red flowers and excellent cold hardiness (once established)....

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    Raspberry Delight® Salvia Raspberry Delight® Hybrid Bush Sage Salvia Raspberry Delight®
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Raspberry Delight® is an outstanding native Salvia hybrid with a summer-long display of stunning raspberry-red flowers and excellent cold hardiness (once established). The aromatic foliage has a sweet herbal scent. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  7. Blue Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue, Lacy Blue Dwarf Russian Sage

    Lacy Blue Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue) is a true dwarf cultivar discovered in an English garden and just recently introduced to the US. Its smaller size makes ...

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    Lacey Blue Russian Sage Lacey Blue Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia Lisslitt PP#20,845
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lacy Blue Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue) is a true dwarf cultivar discovered in an English garden and just recently introduced to the US. Its smaller size makes it very useful when space is an issue and a smaller version of Russian Sage is required. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  8. Red Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades, Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades, Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower

    12" x 12" wide. Arizona 'Red Shades' is a recent introduction with dark orange-red flowers. With modest deadheading this selection will bloom all summer thriving in full, hot sun and...

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    Arizona Red Shades Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Red Shades
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    12" x 12" wide. Arizona 'Red Shades' is a recent introduction with dark orange-red flowers. With modest deadheading this selection will bloom all summer thriving in full, hot sun and poor soils. Attractive to butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  9. Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink

    Cold Hardy Pink is a long blooming, very cold hardy form of Texas sage that covers itself with deep pink flowers all season long. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric)....

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    Cold Hardy Pink Texas Salvia Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Cold Hardy Pink is a long blooming, very cold hardy form of Texas sage that covers itself with deep pink flowers all season long. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Penstemon pseudospectabilis Coconino County photo courtesy of Emmis Oure

    Exclusive. Coconino County desert beardtongue is an incredible bloomer with numerous spikes of intensely deep pink tubular flowers in late spring. A willing re-seeder, it spreads ge...

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    Coconino County Desert Penstemon Coconino County Desert Beardtongue Penstemon pseudospectabilis Coconino County
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    $8.99 Sale $6.74
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Exclusive. Coconino County desert beardtongue is an incredible bloomer with numerous spikes of intensely deep pink tubular flowers in late spring. A willing re-seeder, it spreads gently, helping to fill in difficult-to-plant areas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  11. Ruschia pulvinaris, Customer Photo

    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant a...

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    Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant (Ruschia) Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant Ruschia pulvinaris
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant and drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 3" tall x 12" wide.
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  12. Blue Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Blue Glow Globe Thistle

    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers ...

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    Blue Glow Echinops Blue Glow Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  13. Red Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat, Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat, Mexican Hat Prairie Coneflower

    15-24" tall x 18" wide. Mexican Hat is the mahogany-red colored form of Prairie Coneflower that blooms from mid-summer into fall. A good naturalizing wildflower, it attracts bees and...

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    Mexican Hat Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera
    As low as $9.99 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    15-24" tall x 18" wide. Mexican Hat is the mahogany-red colored form of Prairie Coneflower that blooms from mid-summer into fall. A good naturalizing wildflower, it attracts bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  14. Desert Sunrise Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop), Agastache Desert Sunrise, Hybrid Hummingbird Mint

    Desert Sunrise Agastache is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hu...

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    Desert Sunrise Agastache Desert Sunrise Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Desert Sunrise
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Desert Sunrise Agastache is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. The plant has aromatic, mint-scented foliage and flowers.
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  15. Marrubium rotundifolium, Photo Courtesy Of Plant Select

    Silver Edged Horehound is one our very best xeric groundcovers for poor soil areas with hot, sunny growing conditions. The soft felted leaves are green with a bright silver underside...

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    Silver Edged Horehound (Marrubium) Silver Edged Horehound Marrubium rotundifolium
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.24
    Silver Edged Horehound is one our very best xeric groundcovers for poor soil areas with hot, sunny growing conditions. The soft felted leaves are green with a bright silver underside that curls up to give the leaves a silver edge. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  16. Pink Oenothera speciosus Rosea, Oenothera speciosus Rosea, Showy Pink Evening Primrose

    10" tall x 18" wide. A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot...

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    Showy Pink Evening Primrose Showy Pink Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosus Rosea
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    10" tall x 18" wide. A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives, give this beauty plenty of room to grow as it will overrun smaller, less vigorous plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  17. Artemisia versicolor Seafoam, Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    Seafoam is grown for its curlicue silver foliage and low, mounding habit. Useful as a small scall groundcover, the plant is an excellent companion for other tall perennials with gree...

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    Seafoam Artemisia Seafoam Curlicue Sage Artemisia versicolor Seafoam
    As low as $8.99 Sale $7.64
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Seafoam is grown for its curlicue silver foliage and low, mounding habit. Useful as a small scall groundcover, the plant is an excellent companion for other tall perennials with green or blue foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Introduced into cultivation in the US by Lauren Springer Ogden.
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  18. Fallugia paradoxa seed head with bee. Photo courtesy of Emmis Oure

    Apache Plume is one of our showiest native western shrubs. Beginning in late spring and continuing through summer the plant blooms with single white flowers that set fluffy pink seed...

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    Apache Plume (Fallugia) Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Apache Plume is one of our showiest native western shrubs. Beginning in late spring and continuing through summer the plant blooms with single white flowers that set fluffy pink seed heads. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  19. Florentine Silk Bearded Iris

    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards a...

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    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Iris germanica Florentine Silk
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    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards and throat are the perfect complement to this award-winning flower. An outstanding cultivar, with huge 6-8 inch flowers, it’s a perfect choice for the perennial bed. A deer resistant pollinator favorite.
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  20. Swingtown Bearded Iris

    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bl...

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    Swingtown Bearded Iris Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris Iris germanica Swingtown
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    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bloomer that will fill your late-spring garden and cut flower bouquets with saturated color. This pollinator favorite is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
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  21. Starring Bearded Iris

    Starring Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) offers drama and decadence with velvety midnight falls contrasted by crisp white standards. With smoky orange beards that make perfect landing ...

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    Starring Bearded Iris Starring Bearded Iris Iris germanica Starring
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    Starring Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) offers drama and decadence with velvety midnight falls contrasted by crisp white standards. With smoky orange beards that make perfect landing pads for bumblebees, the striking color combo can wake up a sleepy late-spring landscape. This multiple award-winner will steal the show in the late-spring garden.
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  22. Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris

    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) has the deep blue color of a freshly picked berry. With plentiful, large, and generously ruffled flowers, Blueberry Bliss adds a classic...

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    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris Iris germanica Blueberry Bliss
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    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) has the deep blue color of a freshly picked berry. With plentiful, large, and generously ruffled flowers, Blueberry Bliss adds a classic blue accent, perfect for garden designs and cut flowers. Stunning sapphire tones complement the lighter shades of the mid-spring garden. A pollinator favorite, deer and rabbits stay away.
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  23. Funday Monday Bearded Iris

    Funday Monday Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a knockout with finely detailed colors and movement in the garden. Ruffled falls of raspberry with an orchid-like center surro...

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    Funday Monday Bearded Iris Funday Monday Bearded Iris Iris germanica Funday Monday
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    Funday Monday Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a knockout with finely detailed colors and movement in the garden. Ruffled falls of raspberry with an orchid-like center surround vibrant yellow beards, topped by creamy buff standards. A prolific bloomer, this sassy fragrant perennial can’t help but make you smile. A great deer-resistant addition to the late-spring garden.
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  24. Before The Storm Bearded Iris

    Before The Storm Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in mid-spring with great drama and flair. Its sophisticated ruffled black petals earn its status as a multiple awardin...

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    Before The Storm Bearded Iris Before The Storm Bearded Iris Iris germanica Before The Storm
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    Before The Storm Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in mid-spring with great drama and flair. Its sophisticated ruffled black petals earn its status as a multiple awarding-winning, highly prized Iris. Prolific, sweetly fragrant blooms will draw pollinators and have neighbors lined up for viewing. Add contrast to monochromatic plantings, or a bold accent to colorful garden beds. Grow extra for elegant cut flowers.
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  25. Play With Fire Bearded Iris

    Play With Fire Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) glows like embers in the late-spring garden. An undulating palette of scarlet red and burgundy ruffles are highlighted by cheery orange b...

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    Play With Fire Bearded Iris Play With Fire Bearded Iris Iris germanica Play With Fire
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    Play With Fire Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) glows like embers in the late-spring garden. An undulating palette of scarlet red and burgundy ruffles are highlighted by cheery orange beards and delicate white throats. This amazing flower sparkles with warm color, drawing pollinators to the garden and adding lovely color to cut flower arrangements. An easy-to-grow, deer and rabbit resistant superstar.
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  26. Haunted Heart Bearded Iris

    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will steal your heart with broad silver-white petals washed with delicate lavender veins. Richly fragrant and heavily ruffled, this award-...

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    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris Haunted Heart Bearded Iris Iris germanica Haunted Heart
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    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will steal your heart with broad silver-white petals washed with delicate lavender veins. Richly fragrant and heavily ruffled, this award-winning Iris merits a special place in your garden. The subtle colors will complement any garden design, and make beautiful cut flower bouquets. Easy-to-grow, it’s drought tolerant and deer resistant too.
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  27. Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection

    Our Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection blooms mid spring to early summer, then returns for a finale of color in early fall. An array of ruffled petals in crisp white and saturated go...

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    Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection Re-Blooming Bearded Iris Collection
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    Our Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection blooms mid spring to early summer, then returns for a finale of color in early fall. An array of ruffled petals in crisp white and saturated gold, violet, blue, and red hues give you creative freedom in your garden design. Bumblebees love the long-lasting blooms. Plant for an easy-care waterwise flower bed, or extend the bloom season in any garden. Collection of 5 plants. (Iris germanica)
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