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Downtown Brown Bearded Iris

SKU: AM014807
per Bare Root Plant
No longer available this season.
Sometimes it’s the quiet flowers that get the attention. ‘Downtown Brown’ Bearded Iris almost takes our breath away with its unusual earthy coloration. Its luscious chocolate coloring with a golden center changes to golden yellow a few days later, creating a beautiful duo of color in one flower! Tall and sturdy, with big blooms, this is a must-have Bearded Iris! (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Downtown Brown
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
40" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


38-40" tall x 18" wide. Unusual, to say the least, ‘Downtown Brown’ is a knockout! Buff yellow standards (upright petals) make way for almost impossible rosy-brown falls (downward petals). The show continues a few days later as the falls change to golden yellow. Blooming in mid-season, this tall and stately Bearded Iris combines beautifully with other Iris, Daylilies, Allium, and other perennials. In the back of a border or as a focal point, it’s a hardy, easy-care garden favorite. Plant in average, well-drained soil in full sun. A dose of bone meal in the fall and some bulb food in the spring are all you need to enjoy years of low-care color.