Tall Bearded Iris (Iris FEED BACK')| Perennial Bareroot Plant
Expect positive remarks from admirers of the intense violet-blue flowers with ruffled petals and yellow beards. Blossoms have a noticeably sweet fragrance, appearing in late spring and again in late summer. Strong stems to 36". Will appreciate a little fertilizer after the first bloom.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Bearded Iris are perennial and do not require a cold-frame to bloom
Deer, rodent & rabbit resistant
- » Extremely drought tolerant and perfect for warm and dry climates
- » Hardy in zones 3-10, the rhizomes need plenty of sun to bloom well
- » Many varieties are fragrant or re-bloomers
- » Blooms in Mid - Late Spring
- » USA Grown
Planting & Growing
Heartstring Strummer Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.