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Dusky Challenger Bearded German Iris

Dramatic blooms demand attention

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 38 - 39 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late spring
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Dusky Challenger Bearded German Iris

Description
Rich, deep purple ruffles make the gigantic blooms (up to 8") of this Dykes Medal winner a must-have for fine bouquets and breathtaking back borders. Try intermingling with other blues or whites for a stunning effect in the garden. Blooms in mid to late spring. Full sun to partial shade. Iris germanica 'Dusky Challenger'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameIris germanica 'Dusky Challenger'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing15 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late spring
  • Planting InstructionsSet 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.
  • Winter CareMulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards. Up to 8"
  • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Watering RequirementAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Additional InformationNone
  • Shipped#1 RHIZOME
  • Height/Habit38 - 39 inches
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bareroot Iris
1A-6B 8/14/2017 – 10/27/2017
7A-10B 8/22/2017 - 10/27/2017
Last Order Date 10/16/2017

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