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Red Hawk Bearded Iris

SKU: AM014760
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Overview
'Red Hawk' Bearded Iris blooms a gorgeous red with elegant ruffles on the edges. This easy-to-grow bearded iris blooms late in the season and is deer resistant. Plant in full sun for best results. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Red Hawk
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 summer

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.