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Celestial Explosion Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Celestial Explosion'

Item 015381

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USDA Zone:
4-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Description:

This statuesque beauty produces ruffled violet-purple flowers with gold edges and white speckled falls. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. A perfect addition to poolside plantings and near water gardens. The long stems are extraordinary in cut-flower arrangements. An herbaceous perennial.

Price: $13.50
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower, to 35 in. tall and 18 to 24 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Celestial Explosion'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: No
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Purple flowers in spring.
Flower Color: Purple

Provide a site with well drained soil. Plant so the tops of the rhiziomes are slightly exposed. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Fertilize with a balanced bulb food in early spring; repeat after spring flowers fade. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Thin clumps every 3 to 4 years in late summer or early fall.

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