Iris pumila Cherry Garden

Dwarf Bearded Iris

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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Same dramatic impact as their taller cousins, but diminutive in stature and earlier blooming. Wine-red flowers with purple-blue beards of Iris Cherry Garden are charming tucked into a rock garden or the front of your sunny border. Wide, sword-shaped foliage forms a clump of light green with upright flower stems blooming from April through May.

Details

Item Code: IRCG
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-12"
Spacing: Plant 6-10" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Red
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Iris General Information

Dwarf Bearded Iris are the smallest of Bearded Irises, with a height of up to 8". 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.