Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance

Red Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris or German Iris

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Gypsy Romance has great flair, with rich solid wine-red coloring. Each petal is deep clear red/purple. (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 35-37" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 4SIRIS
The rich reds of this iris will light up your late spring garden. With large flowers in glowing royal red/purple, these blooms are a knock-out in the garden or in a vase. The beard is pure purple on each red/purple fall.

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 already growing in a small pot, with this spring’s growth beginning. When you plant, 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. Simply plant the iris as it is, with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed. Once planted, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What’s more, this summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.

SKU 4SIRIS
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 Red
Mature Height 35-37" 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
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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBearded Iris Gypsy Romance
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Large areas (3)
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4.0

Pretty color

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from Stafford, VA

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Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Pest Resistant
  • Quick To Bloom

Cons

  • Too Early To Know

Best Uses

  • Cut Flowers
  • Large Areas
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance:

I just ordered this iris last month and it has already bloomed today in May. I expect this will grow taller and more beautiful by next year.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely gorgeous!

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from Redway, CA

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Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance:

    The iris is part of my iris section in the garden and it is outstanding!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gypsy Romance

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    from Redway, CA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • The flower is HUGE

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance:

    The flower is truly beautiful but the color is not quite as seen in the photo. I love the huge size and the plant will always have a special spot in the garden. Now I have to find one with the color I thought I ordered.

     
    3.0

    Gorgeous color!

    By 

    from Cartersville, GA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Short Bloom Time
    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Containers

    Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance:

    Color is gorgeous, but bloom time is under two weeks. Have had great success with almost all irises, but this one and the Batik have not multiplied. I finally relegated this to the back of a container garden, where the color is effective and the months of simple greenery provide a nice backdrop.

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    5.0

    Huge blooms on strong stems.

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    from Minnesota

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Rock garden

      Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Gypsy Romance:

      I love the color of this iris! The huge blooms are beautiful and stand up well.

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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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