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Brilliant Idea Bearded Iris

SKU: AM014863
per Bare Root Plant
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'Brilliant Idea' Bearded Iris is a linen-white flower with rich, bright-blue edging along its lower petals, set against deep yellow-orange beards. Talk about drama! This beautiful iris offers 2 branches per stem and 7-8 buds on each stem. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Brilliant Idea
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
36-40" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


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.