Iris 'Superstition'

Iris 'Superstition'

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This spring-flowering tall bearded iris won the prestigious RHS award
SKU 29705
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Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 9

Mature Height

2.9 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Iris 'Superstition'

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

Plant Iris 'Superstition' bulbs in late summer into fall, and in late spring to early summer of the following year, this tall bearded iris blooms heavily in dramatic ruffled flowers with deep purple to black standards and falls. The sweetly fragrant flowers are borne on tall, sturdy scapes atop sword-shaped grey-green foliage that stays fresh-looking all season. The flowers attract pollinators, especially butterflies and hummingbirds, and make elegant, long-lasting cuts for spring bouquets.

An Iris germanica variety, commonly called bearded iris or German iris, 'Superstition' has a clumping habit and moderate growth rate. Iris bulbs are often grown as annuals, but grown in appropriate Zones, they will multiply every year and are great for naturalizing. They are shown to best effect when planted in a large drift or in groups of 10 to 15 bulbs in mixed beds, borders, or containers.

Bearded irises are so easy to grow, they're virtually foolproof. Cold hardy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best in sunny to partially shady locations with rich, humusy, moist, well-draining soil. Iris 'Superstition' is drought tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Superstition'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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