Botanical Name: Iris pumila 'Big Blue Eyes'
Common Name: Dwarf Bearded Iris
Form: Rhizomatous perennial
Root System: Rhizomes
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 12 - 14'
Spread: 6 - 12'
Spacing: 12 - 18'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Flowering Date: Early to mid spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks.
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: This vibrant miniature deserves a spot to shine at the front of a border, or in a rock garden. Pure white standards sparkle above the pretty medium blue falls, edged in a wide band of icy white. Falls are highlighted by pretty pale lavender beards. Plant in groups to enjoy its lovely fragrance and to illuminate the front of a border, or use the vibrant flowers to brighten a cut flower arrangement.
Flower Color: Bright white standards. Falls are medium blue in the middle, with a large white edge.
Flower Form: Perfectly formed miniature Iris flower, about half the size of the Tall Bearded Iris.
Foliage Type: 1' wide, glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves in spring and summer, with some die-back in winter in colder climates.
Fragrance: Slight musky fragrance
Pruning: In late fall, cut foliage to 6' fans. Remove plant debris to prevent borers from overwintering.
Pruning Time: In late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement: Prefers well-drained soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Shipped: Bareroot rhizome
Additional Information: Hybridizer: Black, 2006. Awards: Mid-America 2006, Honorable Mention 2008, Award of Merit 2010. Seedling # K343C. Parentage: Puddy Tat X Cachet.