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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'
  • Ships As#1 RHIZOME
  • 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?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

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

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

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

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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