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Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Victoria Falls'

Upright spiky clumps support showy blooms.

Tall Bearded Iris are the giants of the late spring border, available in a rainbow of colours that blend to suit every design scheme. Plants form a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, bearing upright stems with very large blooms. This repeat blooming selection has large, ruffled flowers of light blue with a white throat and beards. Fragrant. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

35-39 In

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 45-55° F to promote new root growth while keeping soil slightly damp. Iris prefers to dry thoroughly between watering and to avoid overly wet soil conditions. Plants will generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping 25-50% of rhizome above the soil surface with roots below. Once potted, water sparingly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant pre-potted iris in late spring or dry roots in late summer. Top of rhizome likes to be exposed to sunlight.

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