24-36" tall x 18" wide. Social Event Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) blooms with peachy-pink ruffles lit by bright tangerine beards, warming up the late spring garden. The large flowers stand tall at 24-36", and they harmonize with late spring Larkspurs (Delphiniums), ornamental grasses, and perennials. Beautiful as cut flowers, plant extra of this easy grower for indoor use. For cut flowers, trim the stalks near the base just as the buds are about to open (cut some foliage too for vertical interest). Keep them out of direct light and pinch off spent flowers just as you would in the garden. Social Event is one of the best growing 'pink' Iris and will multiply and spread over time increasing your enjoyment. Plant the rhizomes (bulbs) in well-draining soil in a mostly sunny spot and fertilize in fall and spring to keep the blooms coming. Once flowering has finished the flower stalks may be cut back leaving the sword-like foliage as a visual element in the summer garden.
|Item Package Size|
Social Event Bearded Iris
Iris germanica Social Event
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
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Honorable Mention: 1993, Award of Merit: 1997
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|