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Renowned Batik Iris Collection


  • 74823
  • 6 per package
  • Price$29.99 Old Price $66.95

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  • Light

    Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Size

    Rhizomes
  • Zone

    4 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Mid to Late Spring
  • Height

    24 - 40 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils although.
  • Deer Resistant

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

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Description

Turn Your Garden Into an Art Gallery

Living Art Made Just for Your Pleasure
We are proud to present our Renowned Batik Iris Collection. These amazing hybrids are the result of painstaking research and hard work by growers including noted iris hybridizer Brad Kasperek. After years of crossbreeding, they were able to arrest the normal production of pigment in certain German iris, thus causing it to turn on and off randomly.

The results are simply magnificent. Streaks of white embellish the standards and falls of every bloom. Like their namesake, each individual flower seems to have been hand dyed—unique works of art for your borders, beds or cut-flower arrangements.

By ordering our collection, you will be among some of the few home gardeners lucky enough to display these rare, breathtaking blooms.

Breathtaking Additions to Your Borders in Late Spring
Batik irises beautifully fill empty spaces in full sun to partial shade, their swordlike leaves growing in attractive fans. Capable of crowding out weeds, they are often planted en masse or in a thick row, so as to form a lush border. In large gardens, it is not uncommon to see mass plantings in the range of 100 to 150 bearded irises. Since our batik varieties multiply annually, you too will be able to divide them in future years and enjoy such magnificent tapestries of colour.

Nature Imitates Art with Breck's® Renowned Batik Iris Collection
In the ancient art of batik, a skilled craftsman uses a tiny brass needle to drizzle hot liquid wax onto plain white fabric, painstakingly drawing tiny, delicate lines. When his drawing is complete, the fabric is dyed and the wax dissolves. Then the process is repeated with more deep, rich colours until an intricate and breathtaking design is revealed. Truly a treasure.

This collection includes one each of the following varieties:

  • Ziggy: Soft yellow standards are infused with velvety lavender at the midribs. White-yellow falls are heavily overlaid with bright reddish-purple mottling. Grows 29" tall.

  • Gnus Flash: Brilliant standards lighten from gold to grey with silver streaks. Violet falls are streaked with silver and feature violet-tipped gold beards. Grows 38" tall.

  • Mean Streak: Tailored, lavender-pink petals are festooned with magenta veining and dappling. Adding to the colourful allure are bright tangerine beards. Grows 38" tall.

  • Gnu Again: Stunning, statuesque and saturated with colour! Violaceous blooms are streaked dreamy, creamy white. Violet tips adorn burnt orange beards. Grows 32" tall.

  • Baboon Bottom: Dramatic swirls and streaks in shades of pink and white bedeck the petals. Tangerine beards are tipped with rose. Grows 26" tall.


  • Plus, as a FREE GIFT, with every collection you order we'll send you free Splashacata Iris .Your sun-splashed gardens will come alive with blooms of soft lavender blue standards atop white, finely ruffled falls lavishly speckled in rich ultramarine. Recipient of the Dykes and Wister medals, two of the highest awards bestowed upon irises. Grows 3' tall.

    Details

    • Botanical NameCollection of various Iris germanica
    • FormPerennial
    • Hardiness Zone4 to 9
    • Flowering TimeMid to late spring
    • Light RequirementsFull Sun to Partial Shade
    • Flower ColorCollection of Iris with broken colors (zebra pattern)
    • Flower FormFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
    • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
    • Growth RateMedium
    • Height/Habit24 - 40 inches
    • Spread24 inches
    • Planting InstructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
    • Soil RequirementsWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils although.
    • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay 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 shipping 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.

    At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

    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 8/15/18 - 10/28/18
      7B - 13B 8/22/18 - 10/28/18
      Last Order Date 10/17/2018
    • Bulbs from Holland
      Zones Shipping Dates
      1AB - 5AB 8/15/18 - 12/16/18
      6AB - 7AB 8/22/18 - 12/16/18
      8AB - 13AB 8/29/18 - 12/16/18
      Last Order Date 12/12/2018
    • Bareroot Perennials
      Zones Shipping Dates
      1AB - 13B 9/6/18 - 12/16/18
      Last Order Date 12/12/2018
    • Shipping & Handling Charges
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      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
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