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Iris x germanica/Bearded Iris

Iris x germanica / Iris x germanica
Iris grow best in full sunlight and in well drained soils
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Iris grow best in full sunlight and in well drained soils

Irises come in a multitude of colors with new releases being offered every year

Flower and foliage

Bicolor or blend iris flower

Rich yellow flower and bud

Yellow flowers

Pure white flowers

Flowering in late March in zone 8

A nice bicolor

Flowers in early spring

In late April in Zone 8

In May flowering almost over in Zone 7

A white flowering cultivar

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Scientific Name: Iris x germanica
Common Name: Bearded Iris
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Flowers best when grown in soils that are moderately dry. Many colors of flowers from white to pink, to yellow, to blue to purple and there are bi-colors and multi-colored ones. They can be used as ground covers or in rock gardens. Divide and transplant this iris in September and October. Cut foliage back to about six inches when the clump is divided.