Hardy, spring-flowering rhizomatous perennial
Description: Tall, plicata bearded iris; white standards and falls are edged in lavender "stitching"
Habit: Erect, clump forming plants grow 3 feet high and 1-2 feet wide; spreading slowly in width
Culture: Prefers loamy, well-drained soil and full sun; divide roots after flowering in July through August; plant roots slightly above soil surface
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
German or Bearded Iris have been cultivated since 1000 BC and first cited in American literature in 1672. Jefferson referred to iris as “flags,” a term still used today. The development of Bearded Iris began in the 19th century and continues to this day. The “beard” is the patch of hairs extending down the three lower petals (“falls”), below the three upper petals (“standards”). ‘True Delight’ was bred in 1924 by iris hybridizer Grace Sturtevant, “America’s First Lady of Iris.” Bearded Iris are deer resistant and drought tolerant.
Arrives in a 5" pot.