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Iris reticulata 'Sea Breeze'


Iris reticulata 'Sea Breeze' is a striking, hardy dwarf cultivar with royal blue, white and yellow flowers.

'Sea Breeze' has dramatic white, royal blue and yellow flowers with blue speckling. It is the work of Alan McMurtrie, a Toronto breeder, who is creating colourful and striking new forms of Iris reticulata, a species that is sweetly fragrant with large flowers in relation to the size of the plant. These hardy dwarf Iris prefer full sun in a position that is well-drained. They will go dormant by summer so plant them where they can grow up through perennial groundcovers.

Common Name: Reticulated Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain meadows and rocky hillsides.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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