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Bearded Iris Silken Trim

 
Purple Bearded Iris Silken Trim, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris or German Iris

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Bearded Iris Silken Trim is unbelievably beautiful with violet and red merlot-colored ruffled falls. It’s hard to resist the allure of its large vibrant flowers! Easy to grow and deer resistant. Complete your sunny courtyard or urban gardens with this truly unique bearded iris; a must-have for the gardener-collector! (Iris germanica)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Bareroot Plant
SKU AFLY701

Plant Information

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 AFLY701
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
Mature Height 36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
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 Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Bearded Iris, Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum will begin shipping the week of August 14th.

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. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Did not bloom this year.

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      Plant looks healthy but it doesn't have any buds or blooms this year.

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      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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