Iris 'Best Bet'

Iris 'Best Bet'
Iris 'Best Bet'

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A reblooming tall bearded iris
SKU 29703
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Iris 'Best Bet'

Plant Iris 'Best Bet' bulbs in late summer into fall, and in late spring to early summer and again in late summer to early fall of the following year, the tall bearded iris blooms heavily in dramatic ruffled flowers with wisteria blue standards and deep hyacinth blue falls. The flowers are borne on tall, sturdy scapes atop sword-shaped blue-green foliage that stays fresh-looking all season. In warmer climates, the foliage is semievergreen and will remain dramatic through fall or winter. The flowers attract pollinators, especially butterflies and hummingbirds, and make elegant, long-lasting cuts for floral displays.

An Iris germanica, commonly called a bearded iris or German iris, 'Best Bet' has a clumping habit. Iris bulbs are often grown as annuals, but grown in appropriate Zones, they will multiply every year and are great for naturalizing. They are shown to best effect when planted in a large drift or in groups of 10 to 15 bulbs in mixed beds, borders, or containers.

Bearded irises are so easy to grow, they're virtually foolproof. Cold hardy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best in sunny to partially shady locations with rich, humusy, moist, well-draining soil. 'Best Bet' is cold hardy; salt, shade, and drought tolerant; and deer and rabbit resistant.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Best Bet'
Category Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No
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