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Iris 'Painted Desert'
ENLARGE IMAGE Hardy moisture-loving iris for cottage gardens!

Iris 'Painted Desert'

Vibrant purple flowering, moisture loving iris
Item: #IRIPD1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Graceful perennial for late spring color
  • Blooms profusely
  • Low maintenance perennial
  • Stunning cut flower for bouquets
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Iris 'Painted Desert' Description

  • Dark purple papery flowers
  • Tolerant of moisture, great for waterside or rain gardens 
  • Low maintenance

Special features: Cold hardy, cut flower, deer resistant, moisture tolerant, rabbit resistant

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Iris sibirica 'Painted Desert'
  • Common name:
    Siberian iris
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Moist, average
  • Height x width:
    24-36"x 18-24"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring
  • Uses:
    Accent, background, border, cottage garden, massing, rain garden, waterside
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Soil: Performs well in most soil types, and particularly enjoys soils with high nutrients.

Light: Thrives in full to part sun and prefer afternoon shade in hot, southern zones.

Water: They prefer consistent moisture conditions.

Spacing: Space 18"- 24"

Fertilizing. Can be fertilized in spring with an all purpose garden option.

Maintenance and pruning: Remove spent blooms. Divide plants every four year if you see a reduction in flowering performance. Clean up old foliage in spring.