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Bumblebee Deelite Dwarf German Iris

Bumblebee Deelite Dwarf German Iris

Introduce this petite award winner into your landscape and enjoy big rewards from early to mid spring. Bumblebee Deelite reliably produces a multitude of miniature, dainty flowers in striking, clean colors sure to grab your attention. Perfectly formed, yet half the size of traditional bearded irises, its blooms of bright yellow and deep maroon show off their amazing shape early in the iris season. Grows to a diminutive 18-20" tall—ideal for front borders or as a cut flower.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 18 - 20 inches
  • Bloom Time Early to mid spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Ship As#1 RHIZOME Rhizome
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower
  • Container Friendly

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Botanical Name: Iris pumila 'Bumblebee Deelite'

SKU: #80460
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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Iris pumila 'Bumblebee Deelite'
  • Ship As:

    Rhizome
  • Size:

    #1 RHIZOME
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Cut Flowers, Naturalizing, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant
  • Flower Color:

    Yellow, Black
  • Flower Form:

    Perfectly formed miniature Iris flower, about half the size of the tall bearded iris.
  • Foliage Type:

    1" wide, sword-like, grey green colored
  • Mature Spread:

    6 - 12 inches
  • Spacing:

    12 - 15 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Soil Moisture:

    Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall; cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Winter Care:

    Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Planting Depth:

    1" deep
  • Watering Requirements:

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Once per year
  • Special Care:

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A-4B May 1, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5A April 10, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5B March 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6A March 13, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6B February 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7A February 23, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7B February 20, 2023 May 29, 2023
    8A February 16, 2023 May 8, 2023
    8B February 13, 2023 May 8, 2023
    9A-10B February 6, 2023 May 8, 2023

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Large orders may be shipped in more than one package. Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time. When your order is actually shipped you will be sent an updated shipping estimate. You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number provided on your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
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