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Bearded iris Downtown Brown

 
Brown and Purple Bearded iris Downtown Brown, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris or German Iris View Larger Image

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Sometimes it’s the quiet flowers that get the attention. Bearded Iris ‘Downtown Brown’ almost takes our breath away with its unusual earthy coloration. Its luscious chocolate coloring with a golden center changes to golden yellow a few days later, creating a beautiful duo of color in one flower! Tall and sturdy, with big blooms, this is a must-have Bearded Iris! (Iris germanica)

Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 40" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Bareroot Plant
SKU AFLEL01

Plant Information

38-40" tall x 18" wide. Unusual, to say the least, ‘Downtown Brown’ is a knockout! Buff yellow standards (upright petals) make way for almost impossible rosy-brown falls (downward petals). The show continues a few days later as the falls change to golden yellow. Blooming in mid-season, this tall and stately Bearded Iris combines beautifully with other Iris, Daylilies, Allium, and other perennials. In the back of a border or as a focal point, it’s a hardy, easy-care garden favorite. Plant in average, well-drained soil in full sun. A dose of bone meal in the fall and some bulb food in the spring are all you need to enjoy years of low-care color.
SKU AFLEL01
Common Name Bearded Iris or German Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow, Purple
Mature Height 40" 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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