About Town Tall Bearded Iris

Ruffled, lacy form!
Item # 47848
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Vigorous and well-branched, with 10 buds per stem.

One of the best blues in the Tall Bearded Famlly is this gorgeous bi-tone violet-red! Boasting a velvety texture, nice ruffling and lacing, and bright tangerine beards to offset the two shades of purple, 'About Town' lives up to its name in elegance!

Descended from I. 'Bubble Up' x I. 'Electrique,' this Iris reaches about 40 inches high, with silver highlights on the mauve standards and a thin silver edging on the deep violet-blue falls. Magnificent!

Introduced by Barry Blyth in 1997, 'About Town' already has the status of a classic, and makes a fine companion to yellow- and orange-toned Tall Beardeds. It blooms in early midseason, and like all Tall Bearded Iris, is quite drought-tolerant once established. Deer leave this plant alone, and it spreads over time, asking only to be divided every few years. Easy to care for, beautiful, and distinctively different, 'About Town' is the rich blue you've been looking for to complete the border or cottage garden! Zones 3-8.

Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'About Town'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Season Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Dark Purple, Lavender, Orange, Silver
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands