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Desert Sky Bearded Iris Collection

SKU: HC018116
$49.95
per Collection of 5
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Overview
Our exclusive Desert Sky Bearded Iris Collection is a showcase of blooms inspired by Ghost Ranch, the home of famous artist Georgia O’Keeffe. That stunning New Mexico landscape nurtured her love of nature and inspired famous paintings. This Bearded Iris collection will bring the same southwestern inspiration to your garden, featuring blooms in a painterly palette of violet, apricot and lavender, raspberry and amber, copper, and terracotta. Collection of 5 Bearded Irises
key features
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Mature Height
Heights vary from 35-43" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid spring to early summer then again in early fall

Description

Our exclusive Desert Sky Bearded Iris Collection features five Bearded Irises inspired by the beautiful landscape of New Mexico. In a letter to her friend, artist Georgia O’Keefe shared the following sentiment of her home: “I wish you could see what I see out the window—the earth pink and yellow cliffs to the north—the full pale moon about to go down in an early morning lavender sky… pink and purple hills in front and the scrubby fine dull green cedars…It is a very beautiful world." This Bearded Iris collection captures all of these colors for display in your garden.

Our Desert Sky Bearded Iris Collection features the following selections:
  • Iris germanica ‘For Veronica’
  • Iris germanica ‘Chasing Rainbows’
  • Iris germanica ‘Dame de Coeur’
  • Iris germanica ‘Fall Fiesta’
  • Iris germanica ‘Cinque Terre’


  • Easy to grow Bearded Irises thrive in sunny spots with good drainage. Keep the top of the rhizomes exposed or even with the top of the soil. Once established, Bearded Irises are drought-tolerant, deer resistant, and rabbit resistant, and will spread and multiply when happy. Once flowers have faded, this versatile plant’s eye-catching vertical foliage will continue to enhance the perennial garden. Plant with ornamental grasses and other water-thrifty late spring bloomers such as Allium and Oriental Poppies. Lavender, Gaillardia, Echinacea, and Salvia will benefit from the striking foliage as a backdrop.

    Bulbs are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature bulbs with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. 
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