Summer Olympics Reblooming Bearded Iris

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Summer Olympics Reblooming Bearded Iris sports bright yellow upright petals. The downward petals are light yellow and fade to a center of white surrounding lemon yellow beards. This elegant bloomer is among the first Bearded Iris to bloom in the mid-spring and will rebloom again throughout the summer. Lightly fragrant too; deer and rabbits stay away. (Iris germanica)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeEarly spring and again in late summer
SizeBag of 1
SKUAM017784

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Plant Information
24-36" tall x 18" wide. Light up spring with Summer Olympics Reblooming Bearded Iris. Bright yellow standards (upright petals) and matching falls (downward petals) that whiten in the center around lemon-yellow beards. Lightly fragrant, they almost shout with ruffled exuberance! One of the earliest Bearded Iris to bloom, they dependably bloom again throughout the summer. Plant them with spring bloomers such as Tulips, Daffodils, Allium, and Larkspur (Delphinium). Also give their flowers company in the summer garden with Hummingbird Mint (Agastache), Sage (Salvia), and Coneflower (Echinacea). Plant the spring bulbs around the summer perennials, and they will bloom while the summer bloomers are just beginning to stir. It's the perfect way to create a progression of flower companions for reblooming Iris. Summer Olympics makes great cut flowers too. Cut them in the morning, just as the buds are beginning to swell. Keep them out of direct sun and enjoy them in spring and summer flower bouquets. Plant rhizomes (bulbs) in a location with full sun to part-shade and well-drained soil. Keep the top of the rhizome even or just above the soil. Water well during blooming, but don't overwater. The sword-shaped foliage adds a vertical element to both garden and vase.
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SKUAM017784
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Common Name
Summer Olympics Reblooming Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Summer Olympics
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Early spring and again in late summer
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, Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer
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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