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Iris ‘Sea Breeze’ (Dwarf Iris)

Dwarf Iris 'Sea Breeze', Iris reticulata 'Sea Breeze'

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Luminescent, Iris ‘Sea Breeze’ produces bright blue flowers, strikingly adorned with pure white tips and a brilliant yellow stripe onto each fall. The foliage of slender, grass like, gray-green leaves typically rises to the same level as the flower, but elongates after flowering, before disappearing by late spring as the plant goes dormant. Blooming in late winter to early spring, the beautiful colors, elegant forms and unusual markings of the pretty flowers is a nice way to welcome spring to our sleeping winter gardens.

  • Grows up to 2-4 in. tall (5-10 cm)
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, neutral or slightly alkaline, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Keep the soil relatively dry in summer in order for the bulbs to set buds for the following year.
  • Perfect in containers, rock gardens, under trees and shrubs or at the front of borders. Spectacular when planted in groups (at least 20 bulbs)!
  • Deer resistant and drought tolerant.
  • To be planted in fall, 4 in. deep (10 cm) and 3 in. apart (7 cm).
  • Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Lift and separate bulbs in early autumn
  • All parts may cause discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Native of Turkey and the Caucasian Mountains, Dwarf Irises (Iris reticulata) are small, bulbous perennials with grass-like leaves and solitary, sometimes fragrant purple, yellow or blue flowers that burst into bloom in early spring to create an effect reminiscent of butterflies hovering low to the ground. This sight brightens the aspect of late winter days!

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris reticulata
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" - 4"
(10cm - 10cm)
Spread 3" (10cm)
Spacing 3" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit, Deer
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Crocus Tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple', Crocus 'Whitewell Purple', Early Crocus, Botanical Crocus, Snow Crocus, Lilac Tommy, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers, early spring bulb, late winter blooming bulb
Eranthis Hyemalis, Winter Aconite, Winter Hellebore, Winter Wolf's Bane, Aconitum Hyemale, yellow flowers, Early spring flower, Late winter flower
Cyclamen Coum 'Maurice Dryden', Persian Violet 'Maurice Dryden', Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Eastern Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Round-Leaved Cyclamen 'Maurice Dryden', Cyclamen Coum Subsp. Coum f. Coum 'Maurice Dryden', Pewter Group Cyclamen, winter bulb, White cyclamen
Helleborus 'Angel Glow', Angel Glow Hellebore, Christmas Rose 'Angel Glow', Lenten Rose 'Angel Glow', Pink Hellebore, Helleborus x ericsmithii Angel Glow
Carex Oshimensis 'Evergold', Sedge 'Evergold', Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold', Carex morrowii 'Evergold', Carex oshimensis 'Everbrite', Carex oshimensis 'Honeybird', Carex 'Evergold', Ornamental grasses,
Galanthus, Galanthus Nivalis, Snowdrop, Common Snowdrop, Fair Maids of February, Little Sister of the Snows, Purification Flower, Candlemas Bells, Candlemas Lily, Common Bells, early flowering bulb, winter bulb, white flowering bulb
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris reticulata
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 2" - 4"
(10cm - 10cm)
Spread 3" (10cm)
Spacing 3" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit, Deer
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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