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Gerald Darby Versicolor Iris

Top Choice for Water Gardens
A colorful choice for moist areas, the edges of ponds, water gardens and even containers, Gerald Darby Versicolor Iris produces charming violet-blue flowers. Its clumps of narrow, arching, sword-shaped, variegated foliage are tinged with purple in the spring and add to its charm. Flowers give an elegant look to cut-flower arrangements. This iris grows best in sunny to partially shaded areas and may be grown in a few inches of shallow, standing water. It naturalizes well, so you'll enjoy more and more of them each year. The rhizomes may be divided after the iris blooms in late spring. Deer resistant. Iris robusta 'Gerald Darby'
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 12 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time May to June
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Iris robusta 'Gerald Darby'

  • Height: 12 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 12 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 12 - 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: purple
  • Foliage Type: Clumps of narrow, arching, sword-shaped, green leaves. Leaves has a flush of purple in the spring.
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Form: 2-3 violet-blue flowers per stalk.
  • Planting Instructions: Plant so tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil.
  • Soil Requirements: Average, well drained.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: Divide when clumps becomes crowded and bloom diminishes about every 3 to 4 years during the summer. After hard frost in the fall, cut foliage back.
  • Winter Care: Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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