36-48" tall x 18" wide. But Darling Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) adds a touch of elegance to the late spring garden with its tall, graceful flowers and vertical foliage. Big blossoms of apricot standards (upwards petals) lightly brushed on the outside with lilac purple, are surrounded by lush, deep purple, ruffled falls (downward petals) edged in lavender. It's a stunning flower, at home in the garden and vase. Growing from 36-48" tall, plant But Darling as a garden focal point or mix it into a bed where it will tower like a sentinel over the late spring garden. Tall Alliums make a cheery companion! Plant at least three rhizomes (bulbs) for best effect and be prepared to stake the tall flower stalks if needed. Plant in well-draining soil in a sunny spot with the tops of the rhizomes even with the soil level. Keep moist, but be careful not to over water. Deer and rabbit resistant, this easy-care Bearded Iris will bring a smile to visitors.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
But Darling Bearded Iris
Iris germanica But Darling
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Mid to late 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
Honorable Mention: 2018
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|