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IRIS 'Dover Beach'
Dover Beach Iris, Tall Bearded Iris
The elegant blooms of bearded iris ‘Dover Beach’ feature palest lavender-blue falls topped with ruffled standards of shining white. Fuzzy white beards tipped with lemon-yellow decorate the cool-toned blossoms of this beautiful iris.
The distinctive flowers of bearded iris appear on strong stems emerging from 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
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
38"-42" / 96.5cm - 106.7cm
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Light Blue, Lavender
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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