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Bearded Iris, Zounds Dwarf Bearded Iris
The peacock-bright colors of dwarf iris ‘Zounds’ compensate amply for its lack of height. Each blossom features bright lavender-blue standards atop falls of rich bronze, which are touched and feathered at the edges with hints of violet-blue and olive-green. Bright blue beards add a final touch, and seem to glow against the warmly tinted falls. Plant this amazing little iris where its eye-popping spring blooms can be appreciated up close.
The distinctive flowers of German 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.
German bearded iris 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 iris 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
12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Blue, Olive, Blue Violet, Bronze
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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