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Babbling Brook Iris

Iris 'Babbling Brook'

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Babbling Brook Iris (Iris 'Babbling Brook') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Babbling Brook Iris flowers

Babbling Brook Iris flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Tall Bearded

Description:

This tall stately iris with its incredible sky blue blooms and delicate veining is a unique, attractive addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Babbling Brook Iris has masses of beautiful sky blue flag-like flowers with gold throats and blue veins at the ends of the stems in mid 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

Babbling Brook 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 is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. 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

Babbling Brook Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Babbling Brook Iris will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 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.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
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Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features