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Bearded Iris Excuse Me Darling

SKU: AM014888
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Overview
Bearded Iris Excuse Me Darling is a true beauty with its lilac-purple ruffled blossoms. This elegant iris blooms early in the season and reaches heights of up to 36". It’s deer resistant and is a great addition to any full sun, well-draining garden. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer 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" 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.