Beautiful Blue Eyes Iris
This item is available for purchase in mid January through May while supplies last. Shipping of this product begins in mid-April according to hardiness zone.
Iris sibirica. This is a fabulous Iris with stunning flower shape and true blue colour. The splash of veined white at the eye zone is perfection. Height 28-36". No. 1 root. Pkg of 2.
Planting Perennial Roots:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Space the bulbs 4-6" apart and 2-4" deep in groups of at least six bulbs, plant in fall.
Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. They form large clumps and live for many years. Most require dry soil during the summer in order to bloom reliably in following years.