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Parisian Dawn Iris
Like a Slice of Old Paris!

Parisian Dawn Iris

This plicata-patterned Iris boasts exceptional garden performance.

Softly ruffled blooms add a romantic effect for the border.
The rounded, creamy apricot blooms are softly ruffled and edged in mauve for a romantic effect that will make your border feel like a slice of old Paris! Introduced by Keith Keppel, this child of 'Balderdash' and 'Last Laugh' received an Honorable Mention in 2008 and an Award of Merit in 2010 from the American Iris Society.

This flower is known as a plicata style, meaning that it boasts an edge along the lower petals (the "falls"). Many Tall Beardeds are plicatas, but few achieve an effect as striking as these soft purple, deeply ruffled margins, which complement beautifully the soft orange of the style arms.

'Parisian Dawn' appears in mid to late Spring, depending on how far north you are and how sunny your weather is. Like other Tall Beardededs, it loves full sunshine everywhere but the deep South, and once established it becomes quite drought tolerant. Deer, 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 to 9.

Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Parisian Dawn'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Spring - Late Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 2 ft 10 in - 3 ft
Plant Width 12 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color Light Apricot, Light Gold, Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands