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DESCRIPTION: Showy violet-blue iris with white center; blooms emerge from lush, sword-like foliage; hardy and easy to grow; cut back in the fall to reduce pests
BOTANICAL NAME: Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 75 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Velvety deep purple with a white and gold throat
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to moist
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ruffled Velvet Iris features showy purple flag-like flowers with royal blue overtones, gold throats and white centers at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Ruffled Velvet Iris is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ruffled Velvet Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Ruffled Velvet Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 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 is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. 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.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.