Iris Banbury Ruffles

Dwarf Bearded Iris

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Bold Color on Ruffled Flowers
Large ruffled violet-blue flowers with maroon accents offer an unexpected and welcome depth of color and presence in this shorter bearded Iris. Strong stiff blades of green offer texture all season. Great for a contemporary look, but also at home in any sunny border. What an exquisite sight every year; Iris are a gardenerís dream come true. Iris Banbury Ruffles offers the same dramatic impact as its taller cousins, but diminutive in stature and earlier blooming.

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Code IRBA

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Plant Type Perennials

Species pumila

Height Short 15"

Spacing Plant 12" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Humidity Tolerant

Iris General Information

Dwarf Bearded Iris are the smallest of Bearded Irises, with a height of up to 18". They are also the earliest to bloom. They are most effective in rock gardens or planted in drifts where they make a carpet of color. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Iris Plant Care

Iris thrive in well-drained soils and should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downward into the soil. Establish plants with deep watering at long intervals rather than more frequent shallow waterings. Drought tolerant once established. Divide every 3-4 years. Thin clumps before they become overcrowded. Benefits from a light application of balanced fertilizer in early spring and again about a month after bloom.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October