DESCRIPTION: Batik Iris features bold royal blue flag-like flowers with white streaks at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers resemble a luscious blueberry sundae and are excellent for...
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DESCRIPTION: Batik Iris features bold royal blue flag-like flowers with white streaks at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers resemble a luscious blueberry sundae and are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.

BOTANICAL NAME: Iris germanica 'Batik'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30-45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Royal blue with white splashes
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Light green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Unique Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

Landscape Attributes

Batik Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Insects

Batik Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Batik Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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