24-36" tall x 18" wide. Care to Dance Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) wakes up the mid-to-late spring garden with colorful, large flowers on 24-36" stems. Three raspberry red falls (downward petals) with creamy rose centers are highlighted by a lavender ruffled edge. The bright orange beards light up the pure white standards (upward petals) that rise above, giving the flower an almost glowing effect. The big blooms harmonize nicely with other Bearded Iris – try some lavender, raspberry, or tangerine colors to really make the flowers pop. They're also beautiful with Oriental Poppies, Peonies, or evergreen shrubs. Plant Care to Dance rhizomes (bulbs) in well-draining soil in a mostly sunny spot. Fertilize with bone meal in the fall and an organic bulb food in spring. Pinch spent flowers and cut the flower stems back when flowering is done to let the spear-shaped foliage add a vertical element to the garden bed. These deer and rabbit resistant plants are easy-care choices for the busy gardener.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Care to Dance Bearded Iris
Iris germanica Care to Dance
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
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: 2015
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|