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IRIS 'Night Owl'
Night Owl Iris, Tall Bearded Iris
Bearded iris ‘Night Owl’ produces ruffled blossoms of such a deep violet that they appear to be almost black. The dusky blooms of this tall, striking iris add richness and depth to any spring planting composition.
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
36"-38" / 91.4cm - 96.5cm
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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