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Item ID: 3657
Genus: Iris
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Fragrant, Groundcovers, Indestructables
Plant Type: Flowering, Foliage, Bulb
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Iris confusa ‘Chengdu’
“Bamboo Iris”

Iris confusa 'Chengdu' Iris confusa ‘Blue’ “Bamboo Iris”
 

Need an easy, pretty & groundcovering perennial for your shady side yard – like that skinny strip against your house? Distinctive, tropical-looking & evergreen Iris confusa ‘Chengdu’ is a great choice! Forming dense clumps of strappy rich green leaves held in fans & topped for several months in Spring with exquisite, vanilla scented 2 1/2” ornately marked lavender blooms. Glamorous multi-branched stems hold up to 75 flowers at a time looking much like floating orchids! Not fussy about soil, it tolerates both wet & dryish conditions. Spreads happily by rhizomes (easily controlled if necessary) to fill in a good sized area. Makes a nice container (10 gal and up) subject, too. Give a dose of compost once a year & bait for snails for superb appearance. Grows 2’-3’ tall & hardy to 20F.

Annie

Morning Sun - Full Shade
deer proof
Moderate - Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9a-11

Item ID: 3657
Genus: Iris
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Fragrant, Groundcovers, Indestructables
Plant Type: Flowering, Foliage, Bulb