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Absolute Joy Dwarf Bearded Iris
Peach, Fuchsia, Gold, Violet -- All on Every Bloom!
36380.jpgAbsolute Joy Dwarf Bearded Iris

Absolute Joy Dwarf Bearded Iris

Bareroot
Item # 36380
$9.95
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Ideal for Containers and the Front of the Border!

This Dwarf Bearded Iris blooms early, spoiling you for the rest of the season!
The adorable face of this Dwarf Bearded Iris will fill your heart with absolute joy! Unlike every other bloom in the garden, it combines a peach "face" with coral beards, veins and spots of reddish-violet, fuchsia accents and gold edges. Wow!

Absolute Joy is an Iris pumila variety from renowned grower J.T. Aitken. It is a fragrant, deer resistant, and butterfly-attracting species. The gray-green foliage grows in compact clumps 10 to 14 inches wide and about 11 inches high. The leaves grow in an attractive sword-like form. Expect this award-winner to bloom from mid to late season, about a month before the Tall Beardeds, starting in mid-spring in most climates.

Absolute Joy descends from two fine Dwarf Bearded varieties: Tiny Titan and a Pele variety. This little Iris is a delight in the front of borders, in beds, or even creeping across a woodland garden.

Plant Absolute Joy in full sun, spacing plants at least 6 inches apart. (Like all Iris, it spreads over time, so width measurements are always estimates.) This plant will tolerate soil that is dry, moist, sandy, slightly acidic, or slightly alkaline, so long as it is well drained. It makes a fine choice as a foreground planting to the larger Tall Beardeds, as well as among Daffodils and Daylilies. Have fun finding new places to show off its pretty face! Zones 3 to 8.

Genus Iris
Species pumila
Variety 'Absolute Joy'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Season Mid Spring
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 11 in
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Coral, Dark Apricot, Dark Magenta, Light Gold, Light Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands