Jewelled Crown Iris
Jewelled Crown Iris is virtually maintenance free. This Bearded Iris blooms in early summer while maintaining its beautiful grass-like foliage all season. It will grow from 28" to 34" tall and 18" to 24" wide. The blooms of Jewelled Crown Iris are a deep purple with a light purple beard. The outer petals are yellow and white on the inside of the petal and turning to deep purple. This Iris likes to be planted in full sun to partial shade.
After blooming, the mature seed pod and stem are excellent in dried arrangements. Irises are deer resistant and drought tolerant. Jewelled Crown Iris will also tolerate wet soil. Use this plant in a perennial border, massed in a perennial or landscape bed, or a cottage garden. Plant Jewelled Crown Iris next to a pond or in a Rain Garden. That's Jewelled Crown is also a Firewise plant.
All parts of the Iris are toxic so take care where planting to keep small children or pets from eating this plant.