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Iris unguicularis 'Mary Barnard'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Iris unguicularis 'Mary Barnard'

Mary Bernard Winter Blooming Iris

Item #: 1711

Zones: 6b to 9b, at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe, Northern Africa

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

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Iris unguicularis 'Mary Bernard' is one of the best flowering forms of the winter blooming iris we have grown. Iris unguicularis 'Mary Bernard', a wild collection from Algeria, starts blooming slightly earlier in the fall and with slightly larger flowers than many Iris unguicularis selections. The tight clumps are composed of narrow foliage, interspersed in late fall and again in late winter/early spring with fragrant dark purple flowers nestled just below the leaf tips. All winter blooming iris prefer a well-drained location.