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Iris germanica

Bearded German Iris

German Iris,rhizomatous Iris,bearded Iris
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Iris germanica
Principal Common Name Bearded German Iris
Common Name(s) German Iris,Rhizomatous Iris,Bearded Iris
Description German iris has typical iris flowers. Each is composed of six perianth segments: three outer sepals called "falls", alternating with three inner petals, called "standards." Each sepal has a tuft of hairs down its inner midline: the "beard." The beard hairs are usually white with yellow tips. The flowers are fragrant and come with white, purple, yellow or blue perianth segments. There can be as many as half a dozen flowers on a stalk.
General Comments German iris is a widely cultivated plant and hundreds of hybrids and cultivars are available. These plants vary greatly in size and flower color.
Nativity Germany
Height Range 4 - 48 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Blade-like : Sword-like
Form Bulb
Flower Color
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Acid : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Cut Flower : Deer resistant : Flower

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