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Grand Canyon Sunset Tall Bearded Iris
Award-winning Warm Colors!

Grand Canyon Sunset Tall Bearded Iris

Bareroot
Item # 36382
$9.95
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Super Free-flowering!

The play of gold, apricot, and lavender on these huge blooms is enchanting!
Here it is: the showstopper for your Iris garden! Grand Canyon Sunset is a magnificent bicolor Tall Bearded Iris, introduced in 2011 and immediately the recipient of an award from the American Iris Society. There is something about the warm gold and cool lavender-pink tones of these big blooms that suggests the cliffs and canyons of their namesake. Add these rich southwestern colors intro your sunny garden this season!

Grand Canyon Sunset offers standards (the top petals that face straight upwards) of pure, rich gold, ruffled and beautiful, above falls (the lower petals) that combine a lavender-pink base with an edge of deep gold to apricot, with an apricot to burnt-orange underside. The beards (the tiny "tongue" between the standards and the falls) are bright orange, adding another tone to the multicolored beauty of the blooms. There's simply no other flower in the garden like this Iris!

And the best part is that Grand Canyon Sunset is very free-flowering. Each bud is double- or triple-socketed, meaning that 2 to 3 blooms arise from every one! And each flowering stem offers up to 10 buds! So you can expect several dozen flowers on every stem over the season of this Iris!

If you love Tall Bearded Irises the way we do, you may be interested in Grand Canyon Sunset's parentage: Lovely Senorita x Millennium Sunrise. Both boasting extra-large blooms, these gorgeous varieties gave Grand Canyon Sunset a head start on beauty!

Like all Tall Beardeds, Grand Canyon Sunset appears in late spring or early summer, depending on how far north you are and how sunny your weather is. It loves full sunshine everywhere but the deep South, and once established, it's quite drought tolerant. Deer and rabbits and other nibbling creatures leave it alone, and it's quite trouble-free, asking only to be divided into new plants every few years to keep the bloom strength up.

The Tall Beardeds make wonderful companions to Daylilies in the border, usually beating them into bloom by just a few weeks, and often overlapping delightfully. You will admire this lovely cultivar for many years to come! Zones 3-8.

Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Grand Canyon Sunset'
ItemForm Bareroot
Zone 3 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 2 ft 11 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 18 in
BloomSize 4 in - 6 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Rose Companions
BloomColor Dark Gold, Lavender, Light Orange, Light Pink, Multi-Color
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands