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'

Introduce an enchanting burst of color to your garden with Iris 'Best Bet,' a botanical masterpiece that graces your landscape with its majestic presence. Plant these bulbs in the late summer through fall, and prepare for a visual spectacle in late spring to early summer, followed by another bloom in late summer to early fall the following year. The tall blue bearded iris, 'Best Bet,' showcases an abundance of dramatic ruffled flowers, characterized by wisteria blue standards and deep hyacinth blue falls.

Standing tall on sturdy scapes, these floral wonders become the focal point of any garden. The sword-shaped blue-green foliage provides an exquisite backdrop, maintaining its freshness throughout the season. In warmer climates, the foliage takes on a semi-evergreen nature, ensuring a dramatic and visually appealing display well into the fall or winter months.

As a member of the Iris germanica family, also known as bearded iris or German iris, 'Best Bet' boasts a clumping habit, making it an ideal perennial addition to your garden. When grown in suitable Zones, these iris bulbs multiply each year, creating a naturalized beauty that enhances any landscape. For optimal impact, consider planting them in large drifts or groups of 10 to 15 bulbs in mixed beds, borders, or containers.

One of the hallmarks of bearded irises is their ease of cultivation, earning them the reputation of being virtually foolproof. Thriving in a variety of conditions, they exhibit their best performance in sunny to partially shady locations with rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soil. 'Best Bet' takes this resilience a step further, showcasing cold hardiness, salt tolerance, shade, and drought resistance, along with the added benefit of being deer and rabbit resistant.

Beyond their stunning aesthetic appeal, these blue bearded irises play host to pollinators, particularly butterflies and hummingbirds. Furthermore, their blooms make for exquisite, long-lasting additions to floral displays. Elevate your garden with the exceptional beauty and easy care of 'Best Bet' bearded iris ? a true embodiment of botanical elegance.

Iris flowers are unique and hardy with different planting forms including rhizomes and bulbs, that make them easy to plant, divide, and multiply . Colorful options that include traditional purples and blues in addition to bi-colored varieties.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Best Bet'
Product Classification 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

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