Lavishly ruffled and richly scented blooms are marked by gray-yellow standards with lavender midribs and blue-violet falls.
For home gardeners and gardening pros, there is little that delights as well as a springtime border or garden bed filled to the brim with lush and lavish bearded iris. Recurring Delight does exactly that, with fragrant bicolor flowers that bloom from May to June, and then bloom again from August to October. This aptly named iris features chic gray-yellow standards with lavender midribs atop luxuriant blue-violet falls. They are wonderfully hardy and drought tolerant, while also resisting pests and diseases quite well. We suggest planting in groups, either as a single-variety display or alongside a variety of iris. Recurring Delight also makes an excellent cut flower. #1 rhizomes.
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Mature Height 35 inches
Bloom Time Late flowering season (late spring to early summer, re-blooms late summer to early fall
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Recurring Delight'
Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Foliage Type :
Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
Mature Spread :
18 - 24 inches
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.
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
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