Bearded Iris Merchant Marine
DetailsBearded Iris Merchant Marine is a vigorous grower and heavy bloomer with large marine-blue ruffled flowers. Simply stunning. Iris germanica Merchant Marine evokes it parent, Yaquina Blue, with it's lavishly ruffled form and rich blue color. Midseason blooms. 36"-38" tall.
|Common Name||Bearded Iris Merchant Marine|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Merchant Marine|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||36"-38" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Planting Depth||Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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