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IRIS 'Blue Denim'
Blue Denim Dwarf Bearded Iris, Dwarf Bearded Iris
Appearing in early to mid-spring, the fresh blue flowers of this diminutive bearded iris are a pleasing sight following the gray tones of winter. A closer look at each blossom reveals delicate veining and subtle tints of sky blue and cool violet.
The distinctive flowers of bearded iris are borne on strong stems atop fans of medium-green, sword-shaped foliage. Each blossom is comprised of three upright petals called “standards”, and three drooping tepals, (petal-like sepals), referred to as “falls”. Fuzzy pads known as “beards” are located at the base of the falls, and give this popular garden staple its common name. The fragrant blooms are pollinated by bees and make striking, though short-lived, cut flowers.
Bearded irises are tough, adaptable perennials which prefer full sun to light shade and rich, well-drained soil. Plant them with the tops of their slowly spreading, fleshy rhizomes exposed to the air, and divide in late summer if the plants become too large or crowded. These rewarding, long-lived irises deserve a prominent spot in the sunny border.
9 - 1
3 - 9
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Blue, Light Blue
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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