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Raspberry Swirl Iris

Iris 'Raspberry Swirl'

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Raspberry Swirl Iris (Iris 'Raspberry Swirl') at GardenWorks

Raspberry Swirl Iris flowers

Raspberry Swirl Iris flowers

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Plant Height:  22 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spread:  22 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Tall Bearded

Description:

This outstanding variety produces white and peach standards with contrasting crimson falls, edged in pale blue; orange beards; a stunning addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Raspberry Swirl Iris has masses of beautiful white flag-like flowers with peach overtones, gold throats and crimson falls 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 grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Raspberry Swirl 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

Raspberry Swirl Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Raspberry Swirl Iris will grow to be about 22 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 22 inches. 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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Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.