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Specie Iris Bulbs Joyce

Dwarf Iris Joyce is a jewel-toned early blue iris only a few inches high, but with large blooms. (Iris reticulata)

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Details:

Height: 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 15MIBU25
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
Estimated 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 Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Rock Gardens, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
These little gems are some of the best-loved wildflowers in the world. They grow wild in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and the Caucasus, but have been cultivated for centuries in Holland, where ours are grown.

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.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsWild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

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    4.0

    A Beautiful Blue Surprise

    By The Garden girl

    from West Plains, MO

    About Me Avid Gardener, Professional Landscaper

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

        I planted these and forgot about them so they were a great surprise and really brightened the landscape. The color is a nice blue. Look forward to them multiplying in the future so I can move some to other spots.

         
        5.0

        CLASSIC IRIS IN A SCALED DOWN VERSION

        By Anne

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

          I had these blue irises mixed with yellow and white irises, along the edge of a bed and around a low bird bath. It was spectacular, and best of all the deer ignored them!

           
          4.0

          Adorable and bright!

          By FlowerBabe

          from San Leandro

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Susceptible to Pests

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Early spring color
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

          These came as part of the deer resistant collection. The rabbits and raccoons didn't bother them at all, (YAY!) but I didn't stay on top of the slug problem as I should have. (boo!)The stems were eaten so badly I figured they wouldn't bloom at all. The other morning, I glanced out and saw a splash of blue and yellow! These bright fellows just seem to be opening one after another. "The show must go on!" they seem to say. What tough little performers!

           
          5.0

          First up in spring

          By Johnre

          from Hannibal, Missouri

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Early
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Narrow bed along garage
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

            These were up with the crocuses in the spring. I have them in a fairly dry, shallow bed and they did very well. Would look best among a low groundcover like veronica repens, thyme, cerastium or antennaria.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            They all came back

            By Gardening Lady

            from Columbia, MO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

              I planted these by the garage so I'd see them every time I went out. They all came back the second year and were lovely

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              so easy and beautiful!!!

              By Laura

              from Sterling, Colorado

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Garden
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

              Good quailty bulbs that are so easy to plant and are so rewarding. Use them anywhere for a great show of unique bold blue color in the garden or in containers. Plant once and enjoy them coming back year after year! Your sure to love these smaller yet sturdy and dependable Iris!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Like little landscape jewels!

              By Kristin - the Black Thumb

              from Renton, WA

              About Me Getting Started

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Patio

                Comments about American Meadows Wild Iris Joyce - Bag of 25:

                These irises are sturdy and hardy. They seem to bloom forever, and mine are growing in the WORST area (along a path where the soil is continually over dry or sloppy wet). This is a credit to the bulbs, not the gardener. If you wanted to color coordinate, they would look lovely with grape hyacinths!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                Shipping

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

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                As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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