Iris 'Dusky Challenger' Iris 'Dusky Challenger'

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Iris 'Dusky Challenger'

Common Name:Iris Tall Bearded
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 What is my zone?
Height:4 - 4 Feet
Spread:1 - 2 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color:Purple Shades

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Bearded Iris - Tall) Iris 'Dusky Challenger' demands attention with enormous dark purple 8" flowers that are held high on sturdy well-branched stalks. Blooms arrive mid-late season. A real attention getter that has been voted the most popular Bearded Iris in '00, '01, and '02 by the American Iris Society! 'Dusky Challenger' also received the Dykes Medal Award in '92; Honorable Mention '88; and Award of Merit '90.
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Iris germanica 'Dusky Challenger'

Common Name Iris Tall Bearded
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Drought Tolerant
Design Use Border, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Spring or Early Summer
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