Care to Dance Bearded Iris

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Care to Dance Bearded Iris keeps a full dance card with its swirling petticoats of raspberry edged in lavender with creamy rose centers. With glowing tangerine beards and a cap of pure white standards (upright petals), Care to Dance freewheels through the mid-to-late spring garden. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Iris germanica)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeMid spring
SizeBareroot Plant
SKUAM017775

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.
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Plant Information
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.
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SKUAM017775
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Care to Dance Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Care to Dance
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, White
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Mid spring
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
Foliage
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Awards
Honorable Mention: 2015
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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