Iris germanica

Bearded Iris, German Iris

$14.18 | 1 G | 32 Avail. | $14.18

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Bearded Iris is a perennial Iris with no bulb, spreading with rhizomes instead and forming a clumping habit.  Long sword-like foliage fans upwards and sturdy stalks that hold the flower heads grow from the center of the plant.  The flowers are usually large and fragrant while the colors differ greatly purple is most common.  Prefers partial sun and rich, moist to wet well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2'-3'

Spread: 

1'-2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4-8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest:  

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  Can cut back any dying foliage after flowering.  Some major issues can be soft root, crown rot, and leaf spot. Watch for molting and remove any affected leaves.  Avoid overcrowding and too much shade to lessen the chance of these issues.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWater GardensPonds and Streams, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Joe Pye Weed, Coral Bells, Sedge

 

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