How not to stare at this superb Iris? Multiple award-winning Iris 'Celebration Song' is exceptionally beautiful with its apricot-pink standards, lavender-blue falls and tangerine beards. Nicely ruffled, the blossoms of this spectacular Bearded Iris never fail to draw attention, whether in the garden or at home where it will enjoy a long vase life (1 week or more). Vigorous, its large flowers are held high on sturdy stems and rise elegantly up to 36 inches high (90 cm) atop a lovely sword-shaped foliage which will continue to add interest in the landscape after flowering is over.
- Easy to grow, it is deer and rabbit resistant, and quite drought tolerant once established.
- Won many awards including the American Dykes Medal (2003), which is one of the highest awards judged by the American Iris Society.
- Profuse bloomer, it produces 3 to 4 stems with up to 9-12 buds and will bring its glorious and glamorous blooms in late spring or early summer over a long blooming period. Please note that bloom times depend very much on the weather.
- Performs best in full sun in humus rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.Tolerates light shade but best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential to prevent rot issues.
- Grows from creeping rhizomes which store food produced by the sword-shaped, semi-evergreen leaves and form large clumps over time
- A welcomed addition to herbaceous borders, sunny courtyards or urban gardens where the sword-like foliage and vibrant color will combine harmoniously with the stones and angular hardscaping. Roses also provide a lovely backdrop to this tall variety.
- The best time to plant bearded irises is July through September. Container-grown iris can be planted in the spring.
- Ingestion may cause discomfort.
Bearded irises are classified by height and flower size into 6 groups. Since these groups bloom at slightly different time, combining specimens from different groups will extend your color display for a couple weeks.