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Care to Dance Bearded Iris

SKU: AM017775
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Care to Dance Bearded Iris keeps a full dance card with its swirling petticoats of raspberry edged in lavender with creamy rose centers. With glowing tangerine beards and a cap of pure white standards (upright petals), Care to Dance freewheels through the mid-to-late spring garden. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Iris germanica)
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Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Care to Dance'
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
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
35" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid spring


24-36" tall x 18" wide. Care to Dance Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) wakes up the mid-to-late spring garden with colorful, large flowers on 24-36" stems. Three raspberry red falls (downward petals) with creamy rose centers are highlighted by a lavender ruffled edge. The bright orange beards light up the pure white standards (upward petals) that rise above, giving the flower an almost glowing effect. The big blooms harmonize nicely with other Bearded Iris – try some lavender, raspberry, or tangerine colors to really make the flowers pop. They're also beautiful with Oriental Poppies, Peonies, or evergreen shrubs. Plant Care to Dance rhizomes (bulbs) in well-draining soil in a mostly sunny spot. Fertilize with bone meal in the fall and an organic bulb food in spring. Pinch spent flowers and cut the flower stems back when flowering is done to let the spear-shaped foliage add a vertical element to the garden bed. These deer and rabbit resistant plants are easy-care choices for the busy gardener.