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Drama Queen Bearded Iris

SKU: AM014865
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Overview
'Drama Queen' Bearded Iris boasts beautiful flowers in red and purple tones, with striped yellow patterns on its lower petals. This uniquely-colored iris offers a slightly-sweet fragrance and is easy to grow. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Drama Queen
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant
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
Early to mid spring

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.