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Medici Prince Tall Bearded Iris
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Medici Prince Tall Bearded Iris

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Much More Weather-tough than Others!

This award winner is often the last Iris blooming in the garden!
Find a place of honor for Medici Prince, a spectacular Tall Bearded Iris in hard-to-find burgundy tones. This award winner arises in late midseason, and is often one of the final Tall Beardeds blooming in the garden at season's end. It has so many buds that it simply outlasts most others!

The plant is quite tall at 39 inches, and the flowers large and beautifully formed. Medici Prince offers standards (the top petals that face straight upwards) of ruby-purple, delightfully ruffled, above falls (the lower petals) of pure burgundy. The beards (the tiny "tongue" between the standards and the falls) is a matching shade of burgundy. Red is the only color that has not been successfully produced in Irises, making this purply-burgundy-ruby beauty all the more valuable and unusual!

Best of all, Medici Prince is more weather-resilient than most other Tall Bearded Irises. It bounces back from rain and wind nicely, so if you live in a climate prone to summer thundershowers, you'll appreciate its presence in the border!

Colorful, large, free-flowering, and weather-tough, Medici Prince is truly royalty. And it comes from fine stock: it is the offspring of Tall Bearded Irises Merlot x Brazilian Holiday. Introduced in 2007, within two years it won an Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society!

Like all Tall Beardeds, Medici Prince 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 'Medici Prince'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 3 ft 3 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Burgundy, Dark Red, Light Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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