The giant purple iris blooms in late spring and early summer. The blooms are large and add a glamorous look and feel to the garden. These flowers are jewel tone bluish-purple, and the flower is decorated with deep yellow, white and maroon markings. The rigid, dark green leaves lend a beautiful backdrop to these blooms. The leaves are also very attractive on their own. They form clumps of leaves arranged like a fan. The giant purple iris can be planted in containers to add an upscale look to a patio, porch, or pool.
Plant the giant purple iris in a partly shaded area that has very well-drained soil. These plants like to be in moist soil; however, they do not like to sit in water. Sitting in wet soil will eventually cause the rhizomes to rot. Plant in neutral or slightly acidic soil to get the best performance. These plants are sensitive to cold, so they plant them in the landscape in zones 10 and above. In colder zones, plant them in containers that can be protected from frost and cold temperatures.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Showy blooms in late spring and early summer, attractive foliage
Giant Purple Iris, Giant Walking Iris
Purple bluish flower with white and maroon markings
Water consistently but do not soak
10 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Part sun, part shade
2 -3 feet tall and about as wide
Use as a container plant in cooler zones.
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