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Iris verna var. verna 'Baby Blue Eyes'

Dwarf Coastal Plain Iris

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Item #: 3466

Zones: 5a to 9b, at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

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


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From native plant guru, Craig Moretz of NC, comes a rare cultivated form of our native dwarf iris. I. verna var. verna is a running iris, while the more commonly seen I. verna var. smalliana is a clump former. This selection was made in 1985 from a savannah in Pender County, NC. I. verna var. verna will grow in both very dry and wet conditions. I. 'Baby Blue Eyes' is covered with small fragrant medium blue-lavender flowers in early April in NC. In 3 years, expect a 3-4' wide carpet of color.