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Iris Germanica Earl of Essex – 1 Gallon

Gravel/Soil/Mulch Estimator

Iris Germanica Earl of Essex – 1 Gallon

$11.99

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Soil Type
Sandy

Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid

Soil Moisture

Care Level
Moderate

Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Deep Blue
White

Blooming Time
Early Summer
Late Spring

Foliage Color
Light Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Border
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Massed
Poisonous/Toxic
Specimen

Flower Head Size
Very Large

Height
80-90 cm
31-35 inches

Spread
30-45 cm
12-18 inches

Category:

Description

Tall Bearded Iris are the giants of the late spring border, available in a rainbow of colours that blend to suit every colour scheme. Plants form a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, bearing upright stems with very large blooms. This selection has ruffled white blooms with violet-blue edges and streaks. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.