Iris Purple Hill

Dwarf Iris

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Elegantly Sculpted Flowers
Iris Purple Hill is a charming small-statured Iris that parades elegant blossoms of deep velvet purple. Petals are etched with blazes of yellow and white. Plant in groups for vibrant color impossible to miss.

Code BIRPH

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species reticulata

Height Short 6-8"

Spacing Plant 4" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 5-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Low

Sold In Bags of 12

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • For a Slope or Bank
  • OK in Containers

Iris General Information

Smaller in stature, but just as dazzling as their taller cousin. Dwarf Irises are very early blooming plants. They bloom after snowdrops and about the same time as giant crocuses. Multiply rapidly, excellent for rock gardens.

Iris Plant Care

Requires a sunny site with well-drained soil. Plant 4" apart and 3" deep. To provide nourishment for the bulb, allow foliage to yellow and dry after the flowers are spent before pruning. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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