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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Specie Iris Mix

 

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Regular Price: $13.98

Sale $6.99

per Bag of 25 You save: 50%
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Dwarf Iris Mix is a choreographed selection of perennial iris in a true rainbow of colors. Plant in a mass for a carpet of spring color. A hardy addition to the wildflower garden. (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 cm
SKU 13MIBU25

Plant Information

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 Mix
Botanical Name Iris reticulata and danfordiae Mix
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 Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsSpecie Iris Mix
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent color when everything is grey

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No blooms :( :(

Very disappointed, I was expecting more after reading the reviews. None of the 25 bulbs ever bloomed.

Very disappointed, I was expecting more after reading the reviews. None of the 25 bulbs ever bloomed.

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5.0

Healthy Early Bloomers!

By 

from Indianapolis, IN

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Pros

  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Short Stems

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

The first bloom came almost a month ago, and then, gradually others followed. This flower is long lasting, and bulbs appear very reliable. Most of my flowers are purple & blue, I wish I had some yellows for variety. The stems are shorter than I expected, all are 4-inch tall. But again, they are little cuties and most of them came up, so I am happy. Bulk planting is the way to go. Front row with crocuses would be a good match for these flowers. I would consider planting more for next year.

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5.0

Gorgeous

By 

from Charlotte

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

    So pretty! I wish I had ordered more for this springs blooms. I'll order more for fall planting. Dainty, beautiful colors, each bulb produced flowers.

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    4.0

    Never had a Yellow Bloom

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    from Nashville, TN

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    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

        I love these little irises! I plant more every year, but I didn't have any yellow ones in this batch.

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        2.0

        only 2 out of the 3 bloomed

        By 

        from Utah

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        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

        • The Yellow ones did not Bloom

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

        only 2 out of every 3 bloomed. The Yellow ones did not bloom.

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        1.0

        No blooms :( :(

        By 

        from ohio

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

          Cons

          • Never Grew
          • Very Disappointed
          • Waste Of Money

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

            Very disappointed, I was expecting more after reading the reviews. None of the 25 bulbs ever bloomed.

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Adorable!

            By 

            from Malden MA

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris Mix:

              These are lovely. They came up with the crocuses on the sunny side of the yard, and ahead of the crocuses on the shady side. A little snow after they came up seemed to bother them not at all.

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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 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

              By 

              from Richmond, VA area

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              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris 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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Earliest bloomers

                By 

                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 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

                  By 

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Pros

                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris 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!

                      By 

                      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 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

                        By 

                        from Palisade, CO

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Hardy
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris 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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                          5.0

                          Lots of Color

                          By 

                          from Columbia MO

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Specie Iris 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 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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                              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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