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Nelly Tardivier Bearded German Iris

An exquisite iris in royal hues
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Nelly Tardivier Bearded German Iris

An exquisite iris in royal hues
This iris honors Madame Nelly Tardivier, former director of the Tuileries Garden in Paris, and it wouldn't look out of place in the famous artistic garden. An average of eleven fan-shaped flowers bloom on each plant. The lower petals, or falls, of Nelly Tardivier stand out for their fan-shaped, horizontal form, and glow in a flush of burgundy and magenta. A fuzzy copper-colored "beard" decorates each fall. The upright standards are beautifully ruffled and royally purple. Standing proudly at nearly three feet in height, and featuring multiple blooms, this iris is alluring in the back of a bed or in a grouping of other tall German bearded irises.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 34 inches
  • Bloom Time Midseason (Mid to late spring)
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As #1 RHIZOME
We ship this item in Fall. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica Nelly Tardivier'

  • Height: 34 inches
  • Ship As: #1 RHIZOME
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Purple, Pink
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Bloom Time: Midseason (Mid to late spring)
  • Flower Form: Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • Planting Instructions: Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall; cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Winter Care: Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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