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Iris |June Krauss| (Bearded Iris)

Iris 'June Krausse' is an incredibly beautiful Tall Bearded Iris with elegantly ruffled and laced flowers in the most luminous shade of seashell pink. The blooms are adorned with bright salmon pink beards, which draw the eyes. They rise gracefully up to 36 inches high (90 cm) atop lovely sword-shaped foliage which will continue to add interest to the landscape after flowering is over. A late bloomer, 'June Krausse' will close the iris show after other iris varieties are just a memory.

  • Easy to grow, it is deer and rabbit resistant, and quite drought-tolerant once established.
  • Won the Honorable Mention (2011) of the American Iris Society.
  • A profuse bloomer, it will bring its glorious and glamorous blooms in late spring or early summer over a long blooming period. Please note that bloom times depend very much on the weather.
  • Performs best in full sun in humus-richmedium moisturewell-drained soilsTolerates light shade, but best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential to prevent rot issues.
  • Grows from creeping rhizomes which store food produced by the sword-shaped, semi-evergreen leaves and form large clumps over time
  • A welcomed addition to herbaceous borderssunny courtyards, or urban gardens where the sword-like foliage and vibrant color will combine harmoniously with the stones and angular hardscaping. Roses also provide a lovely backdrop for this tall variety.
  • The best time to plant bearded irises is July through September. Container-grown iris can be planted in the spring.
  • All parts may cause discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Hardiness 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Heat Zones 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Late Spring, Early Summer
Height 2' - 3'
Spread 1' - 2'
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Characteristics Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
Planting Place Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders