|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.|
|Height Range||4 - 48 IN|
|Spread Range||0 - 0|
|USDA Zones||2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12|
|Leaf Texture||Blade-like : Sword-like|
|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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