Bearded Iris Spirit of Memphis

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Cheerful, sunny-yellow blooms delight twice in one season. Spirit of Memphis, like other Bearded iris, prefers full sun and is deer resistant. (Iris germanica)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASL6N31

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 ASL6N31
Common Name Bearded Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late 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 Potted Plant
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

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No blooms!

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from Rocky Hill, CT

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  • Did Not Bloom This Year

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  • Unattractive

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Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Spirit of Memphis:

Many irises that I have purchased from American Meadows over the years have never bloomed. Two years ago, I purchased Blue Suede Shoes that has never bloomed. I have an extensive iris garden that blooms beautifully.

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        Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Spirit of Memphis:

        First year growth; no blooms this years. Looks healthy and am looking forward to blooms next year.

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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.

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