Aristea major

Aristea majorAristea major

See this electrifying gentian blue spike? It’s bigger than you think! I am so excited about this South African member of the Iris family, I can’t stand it! True blue, 1” flowers with yellow stamens form dense, crowded clusters near the top of 3’ tall, thick stalks. Even better, masses of eight or more of these glorious spikes rise above a carefree, evergreen 3’ x 2’ dense clump of upright Iris-like foliage that always looks great. Striking & architectural, highly drought & CLAY tolerant, deer resistant& snail-proof it’s rewarding in any garden – even parking strips. Provide some drainage & compost for best show. Cut back stalks after flowering. May reseed.

 

Annie

Sun
Avg./No Summer Water

Perennial bulb
USDA zones 8b-11