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IRIS 'Glowing Seraphin'
Glowing Seraphin Iris, Tall Bearded Iris
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An angelic blend of white and cheery yellow decorates the ruffled and lightly scented flowers on the Glowing Seraphin tall bearded iris. Blooming most strongly in early to mid-spring, this hybrid selection reblooms again in early to mid-autumn before cold forces this perennial into its annual winter dormancy. 'Glowing Seraphin' was developed by B. Miller in 1987.
The distinctively shaped flowers of bearded iris appear on tall, strong stems emerging from fans of light blue-green, sword-shaped foliage. The stems branch and carry numerous plump flower buds. The flowers are white but blush pale yellow at their bases. Each blossom comprises three upright petals called “standards”, and three drooping tepals, (petal-like sepals), referred to as “falls.” Fuzzy canary-yellow pads called “beards” are located at the base or shoulder of the falls, and give this popular garden perennial its common name. These blooms are pollinated by bees and make striking cut flowers, with each blossom lasting one to three days before shriveling up.
Bearded irises are tough, adaptable perennials which prosper in full sun to light shade and fertile, well-drained soils. Plant them with the tops of their slowly spreading, fleshy rhizomes exposed to the air. In hot summer climates, dappled shade in the afternoon is recommended. After three to five years, lift and divide the rhizomes and replant in late summer if the plants become too large or crowded. These rewarding, long-lived irises deserve a prominent spot in the mixed flower border or foundation bed.
9 - 1
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20"-36" / 50.8cm - 91.4cm
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Early Spring, Spring, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Orange, Pink, Rose, Coral, Peach, Burgundy, Lavender, Plum, Orange Red, Dark Salmon, Bronze, Chocolate, Black
Light Green, Blue Green
Cutflower, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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