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Missouri Iron Ore Iris

Iris 'Missouri Iron Ore'

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Missouri Iron Ore Iris (Iris 'Missouri Iron Ore') at GardenWorks

Missouri Iron Ore Iris flowers

Missouri Iron Ore Iris flowers

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Plant Height:  32 inches

Flower Height:  4 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Spuria Iris

Description:

This outstanding spuria iris produces deep burgundy-violet blooms with creamy centers and bright yellow flares; a stunning addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden

Ornamental Features

Missouri Iron Ore Iris has masses of beautiful burgundy flag-like flowers with violet overtones, creamy white throats and a yellow flare at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Missouri Iron Ore Iris is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Missouri Iron Ore Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Missouri Iron Ore Iris will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 28 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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