Iris pumila 'Blue Denim'
- Dwarf species with compact habit
- Large blue flowers stand above the leaves
- Very early blooming
Beautiful blue flowers adorn Iris pumila 'Blue Denim' in the spring. Its small stature makes it a great choice for the front of borders, rock gardens, and troughs. Blooms before most bearded Irises.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Miniature Gardens, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Compact, Tolerates Alkaline Soil
Growth Habit: Mounding, Clumping, Slowly Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade. Bearded Irises prefer well-drained, fertile, slightly alkaline to slightly acidic soils. Plant shallow, with top of rhizome exposed above the soil line. A light mulch may be used, if applied in a thin layer around the plants, but not covering the rhizomes. Keep moist while blooming. Fertilize with granular bulb food in early spring and after flowering; scratch into the top inch or two of the soil. Divide plants every three years in August.