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Iris x robusta 'Dark Aura'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Iris x robusta 'Dark Aura'

Hewitt 96

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Item #: 7945

Zones: 4a to 9b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Zaire

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Iris virginica DeLuxe) This splendid Iris hybrid between US natives Iris versicolor and Iris virginica quickly became one of our favorites, as well as a favorite of the Royal Horticulture Society, who awarded it the 2005 Award of Garden Merit. The deer-resistant black-purple flushed new growth expands upward to 3' tall, topped throughout May (NC) with jet black scapes that hold violet-blue flowers just above the foliage...attractive to hummingbirds. Iris 'Dark Aura' can be grown both in average garden soils or in shallow depths of standing water...simply superb.