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50 Wild Blue Iris Flower Seeds
50 Wild Blue Iris Flower Seeds
50 Wild Blue Iris Flower Seeds
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50 Wild Blue Iris Flower Seeds

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Up for sale is one pack of 50 Wild Blue Iris seeds. Also known as Rocky Mountain Iris (Iris missouriensis) these are very durable for zones 3-10. These Iris have long green vegitation and medium blue flowers. Hardy in the garden and also make a great cut flower with a long vase life.

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CULTURE

Soil temperature: 72 - 75 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light required
Germination days: N/A
Plant spread: 6 inches
Plant height: 36''
Plant type: Perennial
Maturation days: 365 days

Iris will grow in zones 3-11 and prefer moist roots. We grow them in our test gardens, and water them like all our other flowers, and they profusely flower from late March to May and provide dark green foliage until your first hard frost in the fall. In the fall their leaves will brown where here in zone 7 we cut them back to the ground in late November. Seed are easy to germinate but your plant will not flower the first year. Once grown they are easy to subdivide and create new plants. They do need a cold spell to germinate so if you live in zones 8-11 you should place in your refrigerator in a bag with soil or sand for 8 weeks before planting (vernalization).

You can start indoor in pots, but if indoors they will have to be vernalized no matter the zone. If starting in pots use a sterilized potting soil made of 1 part peat to 1 part sand. Or you can use a commercial seed starting soil as long as it is sterilized. Soak the the seeds in very warm tap water for eight hours, or nick the outer shell of the seed with a file or paring knife, and then sow about 1/4" deep. Keep your soil moist and water from the bottom. Once seedlings are 2" tall add a 1/4 strength liquid fertilizer like Miracle Grow to your water. As they get bigger you can increase the strenght of the liquid fertilizer. Iris are very slow to germinate and it may take up to 30 days. Even if a seed fails to germinate by spring scatter those in your garden as an Iris seed is good for up to 18 years.

We do prefer to direct seed them directly in our garden in the fall and in the first year, in the late spring, transplant them where we want them in our garden. In fall we work our garden beds 6" and scatter these Iris seeds in the area we want them and cover with a light dusting of peat. In early spring you will see thick spear shapes leaves start to emerge from your garden bed. Once they germinate the plants will come back every year without any cold weather. If you are cutting for your vase, cut when the flower is still closed but has full color. This will look like a thick pencil with a colored head.