Powder Blue Giant Crested Iris
Far more vigorous than the species, this American native is multi-stemmed and heavy-flowering.
'Powder Blue Giant' is just 6 to 8 inches high, but on these petite stems sit blooms that reach 3 inches wide. Sky-blue with yellow and white markings, they are a breathtaking sight in the vase as well as the garden. Very free-flowering, this plant spreads 12 to 15 inches wide over time, and needs almost no attention from you to do so.
Native to the northeastern United States, Crested Iris is very easy to grow in any well-drained garden soil. Once it establishes in your landscape, it spreads happily, flowering determinedly year after year. Try it in the front of the border, as edging, and in containers. You will find it adaptable and carefree in full sun (in cooler climates) to partial shade (farther south and southwest).
|Variety||'Powder Blue Giant'|
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring - Late Spring|
|Plant Height||6 in - 8 in|
|Plant Width||12 in - 15 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Light Blue, Multi-Color, White, Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Ground Cover|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|