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Cheese And Wine Iris

Iris 'Cheese And Wine'

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Cheese And Wine Iris (Iris 'Cheese And Wine') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Cheese And Wine Iris flowers

Cheese And Wine Iris flowers

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Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Miniature Tall Bearded

Description:

This interesting miniature iris produces burgundy-lavender blooms with orange beards; a stunning addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Cheese And Wine Iris has masses of beautiful burgundy flag-like flowers with lavender overtones and a orange beard at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cheese And Wine Iris is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Cheese And Wine Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cheese And Wine Iris will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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