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But Darling Bearded Iris

SKU: AM017780
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But Darling Bearded Iris is a two-toned wonder in ruffles of apricot and deep violet. Standing tall on sturdy stems almost 4 feet tall, the lovely soft apricot petals are surrounded by deep purple ruffled petals edged in lavender. This beautiful combo is an elegant addition to the late spring garden. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica But Darling
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


36-48" tall x 18" wide. But Darling Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) adds a touch of elegance to the late spring garden with its tall, graceful flowers and vertical foliage. Big blossoms of apricot standards (upwards petals) lightly brushed on the outside with lilac purple, are surrounded by lush, deep purple, ruffled falls (downward petals) edged in lavender. It's a stunning flower, at home in the garden and vase. Growing from 36-48" tall, plant But Darling as a garden focal point or mix it into a bed where it will tower like a sentinel over the late spring garden. Tall Alliums make a cheery companion! Plant at least three rhizomes (bulbs) for best effect and be prepared to stake the tall flower stalks if needed. Plant in well-draining soil in a sunny spot with the tops of the rhizomes even with the soil level. Keep moist, but be careful not to over water. Deer and rabbit resistant, this easy-care Bearded Iris will bring a smile to visitors.