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Bearded Iris Orange King

SKU: 39IRIS
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Overview
Resembling the orange sky at sunset, this gorgeous Iris boasts amber-peach blooms that illuminate the midseason garden. Each stem produces multiple buds and blooms, making it a must-have for any Iris lover. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Reblooming, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
40" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24 inches apart
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring

Description

Orange King’s strong, orange blooms make a gorgeous splash of color in the midseason garden. Beautiful both in the garden and cut for bouquets.

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.