Specie Iris Bulbs Mix

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Dwarf Iris Mix is a perennial iris in a true rainbow of colors. Plant in a mass for a carpet of spring color. Great for wildflower gardens. (Iris reticulata and danfordiaea)

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/+
SKU 13MIBU25
These little gems belong in every wildflower garden. With brilliant colors and tough perennial qualities, they will delight you every spring after you plant them.
SKU 13MIBU25
Common Name Specie Iris
Botanical Name Iris reticulata and danfordiaea
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 Mixed
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 5/+ 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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American MeadowsSpecie Iris Bulbs Mix
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

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4.0

Beautiful early blooms but no yellow?

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from Buffalo, NY

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Missing Color

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

I planted these in the fall as per directions as a border for my daffodils; the two flowers complement each other beautifully. These irises really do bloom early, even after one of the hardest Buffalo winters to date!

My only complaint is that I had absolutely no yellow blooms. I had three shades of blue to purple, but no yellow. I am unsure if the bulbs with yellow blooms would have died, or if it's not guaranteed to have yellow in the mix? I did not find information related to this in the product information or other reviews.

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5.0

Excellent color when everything is grey

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from Richmond, VA area

About Me Casual Hobbyist

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Cut Flowers

    Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

    I planted these in fall 2013 and was so pleased to have flowers in March! They brightened up my walkway and my daughter loved that they were tiny irises, just her size. She helped me plant them and was quite pleased with her handiwork.

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    5.0

    Earliest bloomers

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    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Containers
      • Erosion Control
      • Naturalizers

      Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

      These plants are the first things to bloom in my spring garden, beating out my crocuses by well over a week. The only ones I didn't see return in the second year were the yellows, but the blue and purple ones more than made up for the lack. Lovely colors, winter hardy, ridiculously early blooms and easy naturalizers; what could be better?

       
      5.0

      Welcome Spring

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      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

          These came up bright and early in spring, just when I was beginning to think winter would never end. These delivered a promise of spring in February. They faded just as the daffodils started to open up.

           
          5.0

          Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms!

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          from Driggs, Idaho

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Great Little Border

            Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

            The dwarf iris were a snap to plant in fall, hardy enough to survive a zone 3 winter (-30 degrees) and the first flowers to greet me this spring. I will be back for more!

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            4.0

            First Burst of Spring

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            from Palisade, CO

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

              Planted these in an area where I haven't had much success getting anything to grow well. The irises came up before anything else. I should have gotten more for a better burst of color.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Lots of Color

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              from Columbia MO

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

                I planted the dwarf iris near the walk to the garage so i could see them every time I went to the garage. There's a carpet of color. I think every one of the bulbs rebloomed this spring. I love bulbs that come back each year.

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                5.0

                Lasting little suprises

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                from Meridian Idaho

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Hardy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Bulbs Mix:

                  The first to come up are competing with the crocus and daffodils. Color at different times give long lasting enjoyment.

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                  • Personal

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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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