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Bearded Iris Squid Squirt

SKU: AFLF901
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Overview
Looking for a truly unique addition to your Bearded Iris collection? This imaginative hybrid’s pink petals are splashed with violet-purple streaks. Paired with bright tangerine beards and sweet fragrance, Squid Squirt is the perfect unique addition to any summer garden.
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer Resistant, 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
34" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to 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.