Dark and moody blooms meet pearls and lace in the Formal Affair Bearded Iris Collection. This stylish collection is a study in contrasts, with the rich deep purple petals of 'Velvet Voyage' pairing up with the pitch-black blooms of 'Senor Jinx.' 'Starring', is all dressed up with a bi-color blossom with perfect form and mesmerizing golden accents. Graceful 'Raven Girl' adds a touch of purple in her ruffled standard petals against the mystery of her black falls. Raise a toast to all this glitz and glamour with the enchanting 'Champagne Elegance', whose blushing apricot petals hint at the sweet orange blossom fragrance hiding within. 'Champagne Elegance' re-blooms in late summer to early fall. Plant these darlings in full sun and a well-drained soil. Set rhizomes (the irregularly shaped bulbous roots) parallel to the soil surface and just deep enough that the tops of the rhizome are exposed above the soil line. Plants produce sturdy blue-green foliage and are resistant to deer and rabbit browsing. Irises make lovely, long-lasting cut flowers.
The Formal Affair Bearded Iris Collection includes 5 or 15 bulbs (rhizomes) total, featuring one or three of each:
Starring Bearded Iris
Senor Jinx Bearded Iris
Velvet Voyage Bearded Iris
Raven Girl Bearded Iris
Champagne Elegance Re-Blooming Bearded Iris
*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.
AM017785 (Collection of 5)
AM017816 (Collection of 15)
Formal Affair Bearded Iris Collection
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plants in the collection range from 24-39" tall.
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Early spring to early summer and again in late summer to mid fall
Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|