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Bearded Iris Monet's Blue

SKU: AM014489
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Overview
Bearded Iris Monet's Blue produces ruffled solid blue blossoms with a purple tint. This easy to grow bearded iris is deer resistant and has sword like foliage that adds vertical interest to your landscape all season long. Plant in full sun and in well drained soil, for the best flowering results. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer 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
37" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

Monet's Blue is one of the latest 'classic blue/purples' which have always been the hallmark of fine iris hybrids. This one has particularly good form with bright yellow 'beards' on each fall, and perhaps a slight pink blush on some petals. This is the iris everyone loves.

Growing Bearded Irises These majestic flowers are surprisingly easy to grow, and actually require less attention than almost any other garden flowers. Your iris roots will arrive with the foliage "trimmed" from this spring's growth. You'll find the "root" is not really a bulb, but what is called a "rhizome"--an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Leave the trimmed foliage as it is, and simply bury the rhizome with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed.

Next spring, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What's more, next summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.