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Fragrant Bearded Iris Collection

Bearded Iris, Fragrant Collections, (Iris germanica) View Larger Image


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A rainbow of colorful blooms in purple, yellow and red, each one celebrated for its sweet fragrance, make up our carefully-chosen collection of Fragrant Bearded Iris. Three re-blooming varieties ensure a second round of blooms in late-summer. Plant these sweet-smelling beauties in full sun and they’ll be easy to grow and quick to multiply. Deer resistant. (Iris germanica)

Zones 3 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-40" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Early spring to early summer
Size Collection of 5

Plant Information

This fragrant collection contains one each of these Bearded Iris:

  • Re-Blooming Bearded Iris Violet Turner
  • Re-Blooming Bearded Iris Feed Back
  • Bearded Iris Anaconda Love
  • Re-Blooming Bearded Iris Harvest Of Memories
  • Bearded Iris Drama Queen

Growing Bearded Irises These majestic flowers are surprisingly easy to grow, and actually require less attention than almost any other garden flowers. Your iris roots will arrive with the foliage "trimmed" from this spring's growth. You'll find the "root" is not really a bulb, but what is called a "rhizome"--an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Leave the trimmed foliage as it is, and simply bury the rhizome with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed.

Next spring, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What's more, next summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.

Common Name Bearded Iris or German Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Blue, Purple
Mature Height 24-40" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Early spring to early summer
Planting Depth Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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