Starring Bearded Iris

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Starring Bearded Iris is a showstopper in black and white. Pure white standards (upright petals) reach for the sky as the sultry purple-black falls (downward petals) are accented by smoldering tangerine beards. A study in contrasts, it's the flashiest star in the 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 to late spring
SizeBag of 1
SKUAM017779

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. When an attention-grabbing flower is called for, Starring Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) fills the bill with a modern flair. Snow white standards (upwards petals) with a faint blush of lavender hover over the dark purple-black falls (downward petals). Burnt orange beards glow from the center of the flower casting an other-worldly glow. Grow this tall Bearded Iris where it can be a focal point – along a patio, with ornamental grasses, or anywhere its unusual flowers and height of 24-36" can be appreciated. Blooming in late spring, Starring also combines well with Oriental Poppies, Peonies, and Larkspur (Delphinium). After blooming, the strap-like green foliage will continue to add interest all summer long. Plant rhizomes (bulbs) in a sunny spot with well-draining soil and fertilize in spring and fall. Pinch back spent blooms to keep things tidy and cut the flower spikes back when flowering is finished. Your Bearded Iris will increase with the years, providing years of easy-care enjoyment. Deer and rabbit resistant.
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SKUAM017779
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Common Name
Starring Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Starring
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White, Almost Black
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Growth Rate
Fast
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
Foliage
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Awards
Honorable Mention: 2002, Award of Merit: 2004, John C. Wister Medal: 2007, Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 2002
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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