Specie Iris Bulbs Dark Blue

Blue Specie Iris Bulbs Dark Blue, Iris reticulata, Specie Iris or Wild Iris
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This dazzling-blue Iris is often the first sign of spring, popping up in the early months and blooming quickly, growing to be only 4-6” tall. This Specie Iris is perfect for a border garden and is lovely planted in clumps, returning year after year. (Iris reticulata)

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early spring
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 5/6 cm
SKU 4DIRIS25
Plant this gorgeous dark-blue Iris with other Specie Iris for a wonderful array of color in the early spring.

Iris reticulata is famous for big flowers on tiny plants, standing only about 4 to 6 high. The variety 'Joyce' is the most famous sky blue cultivar of the species. They are super winter-hardy, and dependably perennial, so are the perfect dwarf iris for a wildflower or rock garden planting. These little wild irises are the true harbingers of spring. All wild gardens should include them.

SKU 4DIRIS25
Common Name Specie Iris or Wild Iris
Botanical Name Iris reticulata
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 5/6 cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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4.0

gorgeous, but purple

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from Wisconsin

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy

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  • Not Blue

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Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Dark Blue:

i love these little iris & am delighted when they pop up every year. However, they are a rich purple & do not at all appear blue.

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Didn't work for me

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        Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Dark Blue:

        Thought these looked beautiful and wanted to give them a try - planted in several locations and while I had a few leaves come up, very few bulbs even produced leaves, and none produced flowers. I had great success with the American Meadows Tete a tete miniature daffodils that I planted with them (so cute!) so I'm not sure why the iris did not perform.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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