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Iris Banbury Ruffles

Dwarf Bearded Iris

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

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Plant Code: IRBA

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Blue
Accent: Burgundy
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant

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.

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.