Iris 'Gerald Darby'

Gerald Darby Robust Iris

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Item #: 1708

Zones: 4a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)


Iris 'Gerald Darby' is a spectacular hybrid of our native Iris virginica and Iris versicolor. The base of the upright green foliage is bright purple...especially so in early spring. Rising out of the green foliage in spring is a black purple bloom scape to 24" topped with blue purple flowers, typical of I. virginica. Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby' is happy growing in shallow standing water or in typical garden soils. This is really a fun plant for color conscious designers.