Parisian Dawn Iris
This plicata-patterned Iris boasts exceptional garden performance.
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.
|Zone||3 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Spring - Late Spring|
|PlantHeight||2 ft 10 in - 3 ft|
|PlantWidth||12 in - 24 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants|
|BloomColor||Light Apricot, Light Gold, Purple|
|Resistance||Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|