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Bearded Iris Gala Madrid

SKU: AM015157
$18.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Gala Madrid Bearded Iris has festive purple and yellow blooms that draw the eye in and make for colorful early season bouquets. Plant Gala Madrid in border gardens, along walkways, in containers or in small space gardens. This versatile perennial grows in any well-draining, sunny spot and requires little maintenance, making it the perfect choice for almost any landscape. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. (Iris germanica).
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid spring to early summer

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 with the foliage "trimmed" from this spring's growth. 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. Leave the trimmed foliage as it is, and simply bury the rhizome with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed.

Next spring, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What's more, next summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.