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Feed Back Iris

Iris 'Feed Back'

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Feed Back Iris (Iris 'Feed Back') at Patuxent Nursery

Feed Back Iris flowers

Feed Back Iris flowers

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Feed Back Iris (Iris 'Feed Back') at Patuxent Nursery

Feed Back Iris flowers

Feed Back Iris flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  20 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Tall Bearded

Description:

This elegant, re-blooming iris produces deep blue-violet blooms with golden yellow beards; a stunning addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Feed Back Iris has masses of beautiful blue flag-like flowers with violet overtones and a gold beard at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Feed Back Iris is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Feed Back Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Feed Back Iris will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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