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Bearded Iris Badlands

SKU: 30SIRIS
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Overview
The Badlands Bearded Iris makes a dramatic statement with heavily-ruffled petals. The dark purple color looks almost like black velvet. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
36-38" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring

Description

Growing Bearded Irises These majestic flowers are surprisingly easy to grow, and actually require less attention than almost any other garden flowers. Your iris roots will arrive already growing in a small pot, with this spring’s growth beginning. When you plant, you'll find the root is not really a bulb, but what is called a rhizome--an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Simply plant the iris as it is, with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed. Once planted, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What’s more, this summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.