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Bearded Iris Ancient Echoes

 
Yellow, Red and Almost Black Bearded Iris Ancient Echoes, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris or German Iris View Larger Image

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Like a golden sun setting over a deep red sea, Bearded Iris ‘Ancient Echoes’ is a thrilling combo of bright gold upright petals (standards) and rich, velvety burgundy falls (downward petals). Beautifully proportioned and sweetly fragrant the lower petals are edged in apricot-rose. A mid-season bloomer, this Iris makes beautiful stand-alone cut flowers. (Iris germanica)

Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 34" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Bareroot Plant
SKU AFLEM01

Plant Information

32-34" tall x 18" wide. Richly colored, Bearded Iris ‘Ancient Echoes’ greets us with lush burgundy-black falls edged in peach, topped with a golden crown of ruffled petals. Large bloomed and fragrant, it flowers in mid-season. Remove spent blooms as they expire and cut the stems at the base when all the blooms have faded. Plant in average, well-drained soil in a sunny location. When the rhizomes become crowded (3-4 years) dig them up at season’s end (summer) - clean, divide and re-plant the healthiest rhizomes, or share with friends and spread the glory! Bearded Iris are low-care, critter resistant and pollinator friendly garden favorites.
SKU AFLEM01
Common Name Bearded Iris or German Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow, Almost Black
Mature Height 34" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late 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
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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