Squid Squirt Tall Bearded Iris
Lean in to get a closer look, and the subtle fragrance will delight you!
A child of 'Nigerian Raspberry' and 'Isn't This Something', 'Squid Squirt' fuses the veined purple and pink tones of both parents together to create a hypnotic mix of magenta-to-purple swirls and spots on bright white petals. This incredible color show is created through careful propagation, and can not be reproduced by seed.
Like all Tall Beardeds, 'Squid Squirt' fares best in full sunshine and well-drained soil. It prefers dry conditions to "wet feet": if the summer is dry you should water it deeply every few weeks, but most of the time all the water it needs comes from rain! Once established in the garden, it is quite tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, and dry soils, and it multiplies over time. Divide it every few years to maintain optimal flowering and to increase your holdings of this gorgeous perennial! Zones 3 to 8.
Note: Like all Iris, this plant can be toxic and should not be ingested. On the plus side, deer and pests tend to sense this, and generally avoid it.
|Zone||3 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|PlantHeight||24 in - 3 ft|
|PlantWidth||12 in - 18 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Rose Companions|
|BloomColor||Light Pink, Orange, Purple, White|
|MoistureRequirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|