18-24" tall x 18" wide. Blueberry Filly Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) parades through the mid-to-late spring garden in shades of violet-purple, flecked and striped in silvery white. White beards with a touch of gold add a furry texture to the flowers. These intermediate-height Bearded Iris, at 18-24" tall, stand on sturdy stems and blend well with other Bearded Iris. Plant some early season, mid, and late season Iris for a non-stop season of color. They are happy in average soil, but it must have good drainage to prevent root rot. Plant them so that the top of the rhizome (bulb) is just above soil level, where there are good sun and air circulation. Your Bearded Iris will grow and multiply, providing years of big, colorful blooms. Every 3-4 years as the plants multiply, gently dig up the rhizomes in August to divide them and re-plant, trade, or giveaway. Bumblebees love Bearded Iris, and Bearded Iris provides the perfect landing pad with their fuzzy doorsteps. Watching pollinators in action is a fun way for gardeners of all ages to appreciate the role flowers play in our gardens.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Blueberry Filly Bearded Iris
Iris germanica Blueberry Filly
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Early to mid spring
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.
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|