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Lady Beatrix Stanley Orchid Iris

  • 82089
  • 10 per package
  • $12.99 $19.99

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We ship this item in Fall.

  • Size

    5+ cm bulb
  • Zone

    3 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Very Early Spring
  • Height

  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

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An exceptionally early bloomer with fantastic, intense blue colour whose blooms resemble the unforgettable flowers of an orchid. This earliest-blooming of all iris can flower even before snow has melted. It will look like a deep Moorish blue cloud has descended upon your garden. Petite 4-6" stems are shorter than many iris, but what this plant lacks in stature, it makes up for with its exceptional, unmatched colouration and exquisite violet-like fragrance. Don't miss the opportunity to add this rare specimen to your garden! Iris histroides


  • Botanical NameIris histroides 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone 3 to 9
  • Flowering TimeVery early spring
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorDeep blue, blotch feathered white with yellow veins
  • Flower FormOrchid like flowers
  • Foliage TypeGreen, swordlike foliage
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit 4-6"
  • Spread2 - 3 inches
  • Planting Instructions3" deep and 2 - 3" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateClay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.

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Important Shipping Notes:

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

Garden hardgoods and Gift Certificates ship with in 4-7 day.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

FALL Shipping Schedule

  • Iris
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 7A 8/15/17 - 10/28/17
    7B - 13B 8/22/17 - 10/28/17
    Last Order Date 10/17/17
  • Bulbs from Holland
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 5AB 8/15/17 - 12/16/17
    6AB - 7AB 8/22/17 - 12/16/17
    8AB - 13AB 8/29/17 - 12/16/17
    Last Order Date 12/12/17
  • Bareroot Perennials
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 13B 9/6/17 - 12/16/17
    Last Order Date 12/12/17
  • Shipping & Handling Charges
    Total Order Add
    Up to $40.00 order $9.95
    $40.01 to $60.00 $12.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $14.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $16.95
    $100.01 to over $18.95

Customer Reviews

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Orchid Iris Lady Beatrix
Jul 20, 2013 | By Diane Frederick
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"These Iris may be small, but the dark purple and bright yellow really make them stand out. I loved them so much that I dug them out from my old home when I had to move - a true beauty !!"
Love Love Love
Oct 7, 2013 | By Phuong Tran
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"These are by far one of the most beautiful flowers I have in the garden. I love that they are short because they don't tip over with the weight of the bloom. They last quite a long while, and need no special care."
Orchid Iris Beatrix Stanley
Apr 18, 2014 | By Jamie
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"Planted last fall (2013). After this cold winter, wasn't sure when it would bloom. First blooms opened Apr 4 here in south central PA. Very attractive flower. The petals are purple, not blue (although it does have some blue veins). Each bloom lasted 8-10 days. A late frost did not seem to bother the plants which still had their blooms."
New favorite for very early spring
Apr 9, 2015 | By Sue
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This is a beautiful little iris that started blooming with my earliest crocuses and snowdrops! The color of mine turned out exactly like the picture in the catalogue -- a rich delft blue (not purple as some reviewers experienced) with white streaks on the throats and a thin yellow "tongue". Paired with golden yellow snow crocuses they are a cheery sight when nothing else is growing.
Early and beautiful!
Mar 1, 2016 | By Arin
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I planted these last fall (2014) and here it is March 1 and they are in full bloom! Beautiful flowers in the exact coloring shown in the pictures.
First up! Beat the crocus, even!
Feb 24, 2017 | By Megan S
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Wow, first out in the spring! They bloomed the last week of February, which was a fun surprise. They're petite but very pretty. The only thing I'm slightly surprised by is that the color is very different than the photo. They're a very pale bluish purple with bright yellow insides and a darker purple interior. The striations of the blue on the white are super pretty though. So while they don't match the photo, I'd still recommend them.
Sweet & Petite
Feb 28, 2017 | By Patsy
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What a nice surprise. These bloomed on April 25 after a mild winter. They opened before the crocuses. I didn't plant them until Halloween but that was enough time for them to pop up bright and healthy.
Lady Beatrix Stanley Iris
Mar 30, 2017 | By Kay Edmonds-Mumford
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My little orchid irises are a combination of white and lilac, dainty and beautiful but will order many more as they are so small. I order 10 and that is not enough to show off their beauty. I love them.
Earliest bloomer
Apr 11, 2017 | By Charmene Wellerritter
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Planted last fall. While they were the first up this spring, they were not the color as described. More of a lavender/gray with 4 of the 10 coming up. . .