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Bearded Iris Rare Treat

SKU: 37SIRIS
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Overview
Pure white centers are edged in deep blue-purple, bringing a bold statement to the summer garden. Rare Treat’s blooms are also ruffled, making for gorgeous cut flowers. (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
28-36" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring

Description

Rare Treat’s gorgeous white blooms are edged in deep blue-purple, making it beautiful both in the garden and cut for splendid summer bouquets.

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.