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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - 3 through 9
Bloom Season - Spring to Summer
Bloom Color - Purple, blue, white, and yellow
Height at Maturity - eight to 40 inches
Soil Type Preferred - Well-drained soils of all types
Sun or Shade - Full sun to part shade
There are more than 300 species of Iris that grow well across the majority of soil and climate types.
This flowering plant is named after the Greek Goddess, Iris, who was known for riding around the ancient world on rainbows. The colorful range of options available with the Iris flower is plentiful but tends to focus on blues, whites, and purples.
This hardy perennial is a popular option across many different areas of the nation whether the bearded or beardless Iris is chosen as an option. One of the reasons this flower is so popular is the ease with which they grow in well-drained soils.
Planting on the side of a hill or slope is a good option because the plant will grow to its maximum height, which depends on the species chosen.
One of the factors for the enjoyment of the Iris flower is the fact they are generally planted in the Fall or Winter before they bloom in the Spring and Summer of the following year. The Iris grows to greater heights when it is planted and allowed to become established when the Winter nights are cool before blooming the following Summer. The Iris does enjoy full sun conditions in most areas where the afternoon temperatures are not too hot during the Summer. In areas where extreme heat is encountered over the Summer, it can be a good idea to plant in a location where some afternoon shade is provided. It is important to remember an Iris will only bloom when they are located in a position of full sunshine with only a few hours of shade provided in the afternoons.