Bearded Iris Rare Treat

Purple and White Bearded Iris Rare Treat, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris or German Iris

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Pure white centers are edged in deep blue-purple, bringing a bold statement to the summer garden. Rare Treat’s blooms are also ruffled, making for gorgeous cut flowers. (Iris germanica)

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 28-36" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 37SIRIS
Rare Treat’s gorgeous white blooms are edged in deep blue-purple, making it beautiful both in the garden and cut for splendid summer bouquets.

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.

SKU 37SIRIS
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 Purple, White
Mature Height 28-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
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 Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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no flower so far

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        Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Rare Treat:

        This iris grew just fine, but I didn't get any flowers off of it this year. I'm not too worried though, it is a new plant in a new flower bed, so there is always next year.

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          Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Rare Treat:

          I built an new bed and filled it with American meadows bulbs and flowers and I could not be more please with all of it!! The majority was Iris and I love all the colors, the varities, and the re-bloomers are coming out now. Just beautiful!!

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                Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Rare Treat:

                I built an new bed and filled it with American meadows bulbs and flowers and I could not be more please with all of it!! The majority was Iris and I love all the colors, the varities, and the re-bloomers are coming out now. Just beautiful!!

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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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