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Iris 'Heather Carpet'

Heather Carpet Iris

Iris

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Description

Heather Carpet Iris features bold purple flag-like flowers with a yellow beard at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Heather Carpet 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;

Heather Carpet Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Heather Carpet Iris will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

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Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches (12 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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