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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 waterings 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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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.