Picture of Italian Velvet Iris flower
  • Picture of Italian Velvet Iris flower
  • Random sample rhizomes from our iris

TB Iris Italian Velvet


[K. Keppel, 2006] Tall Bearded Iris with wisteria-violet and burgundy-black bicolor lends a plush richness to the garden at bloom time.

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Height 436" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards wisteria violet (M&P 41-F-8), midrib flushed peach buff (2-B-8), inside base patterned port (56-E-12); style arms capucine orange (9-I-8) edge, lavender midrib, crests wisteria violet, red brown edge; falls blacker than port wine (56-J-12), velvety; beards white lightly tipped brazil brown (8-L-8) to henna (6-J-12) tips in throat.

Honorable Mention 2008, Award of Merit 2010.

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More Information

K. Keppel
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 through 9
Bloom Time
Late Spring
Bloom Color
Mature Height
Tall (28-40 inches)
Attracts Pollinators
Gardening Tips
Irises will absolutely not tolerate wet feet (too much water will cause the rhizomes to rot) and require very well-drained soil at all times of the year.


Bearded Iris Care

Planting Instructions and Plant Care for Bearded Iris Rhizomes and Plants

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