Iris 'Dusky Challenger' (Iris 'Dusky Challenger')
Iris 'Dusky Challenger'
Tall bearded iris 'Dusky Challenger'
Variety or Cultivar:
'Dusky Challenger' ~ 'Dusky Challenger' is hardy, large rhizomatous perennial with upright, strap-like, green leaves and silky, ruffled, dark-purple flowers in late spring and early summer.
Plant in moist, but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline loam in full sun or partial shade. Mulch in spring.
Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Tender in frost (H3)
Cut back after flowering to keep tidy
Divide every 3-4 years for best blooms.
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Iris 'Dusky Challenger' is:
Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer
Dark-green in All seasons
Flowers are fragrant
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