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Iris x ampliflora 'Ming Treasure'


Iris x ampliflora 'Ming Treasure' is a stunning giant plant with large, violet-blue flowers, yellow crests and white signals.

Iris x ampliflora is a naturally-occuring hybrid found in China possibly involving I. tectorum and resembles this species on steroids. 'Ming Treasure' is a vigorous selection that is taller than most other Iris species hitting heights up to four feet tall and spreading up to 4.5 feet wide! Plants will produce numerous, large, 4.5 inch wide violet blue flowers with yellow crests and small white signals on well-branched scapes. The bright green foliage is impressive, broad and sword-shaped, upright and then cascading. Be one of the first to plant this natural wonder in your garden today! Pollinator attractor. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry rocky places.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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