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Squid Squirt Tall Bearded Iris
Tie-Dye Color Swirls!

Squid Squirt Tall Bearded Iris

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Lean in to get a closer look, and the subtle fragrance will delight you!

You won't find anything else like these complex blooms in nature!
'Squid Squirt' is the most beautiful of the Broken Colors Wonders Series from Brad Kasparek, a group which is known for the unique appearance of the blooms, so complex and tie-dyed you won't find anything else like it in nature! This Tall Bearded cultivar (I. germanica) boasts exceptionally tall, strong stems and ruffled, lacy petals, creating a breathtaking overall display! Lean in to get a closer look at the tangerine "beards" and you will be rewarded by its light, sweet fragrance!

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.

Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Squid Squirt'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 24 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Light Pink, Orange, Purple, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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