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Siberian Iris Jerry Murphy

Siberian Iris Jerry Murphy

Many a gardener knows that a floral display needs more than just one color to make it dynamic, interesting and yes, beautiful. That's where Jerry Murphy comes in. This award-winning Siberian Iris sports a magnificent mix of hues that delivers a unique gradating look to the scene. Upright standards of cream to the palest pink shade are trimmed in rich yellow-gold, showing darkest at the hafts. Pale apricot arms become darker at the midribs, setting up for spectacular blue-purple falls. The overall look is marvelous—the fragrant, 4" flowers keep blooming from late spring to early summer in borders, beds and near water features.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 28 - 30 inches
  • Bloom Time Late spring to early summer (June)
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower
  • Naturalizes Well

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Botanical Name: Iris sibirica 'Jerry Murphy'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Iris sibirica 'Jerry Murphy'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Perennializing, Showy Flowers, Water Garden
  • Flower Color :

    red, pink, white
  • Flower Form :

    4" typical Iris-like flowers
  • Foliage Type :

    Slightly arching, narrow grass-like leaves.
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    18 - 24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Loosen soil well before planting. Plant with the eyes just below the soil. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Space plants 18-24" apart. Firm soil around roots and water well.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Prefers moist soils, but will do also well in regular garden soil with average moisture.
  • Will Tolerate :

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

    Remove spent flowers for a clean look.
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth :

    Plant with the eyes just below soil level
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Do not over water.
  • 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 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 4, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5A March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5B March 16, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6A March 9, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6B March 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7 February 24, 2020 June 1, 2020
    8 February 17, 2020 May 11, 2020
    9-10 February 10, 2020 May 11, 2020


  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7-10 March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020


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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.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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