Iris germanica Dynamite
Dynamite Bearded Iris
DetailsDynamite Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Dynamite) blooms in rich, deep reds with golden-yellow beards. If “spectacular” is on your shopping list, look no further! This tall bearded Iris adds vertical interest with unusual color. Combine with other Iris, Allium, poppies, ornamental grasses, or as a focal point at an entrance, or in a perennial bed. The flowers are large, and the color is deep – ‘Dynamite’ loves attention! Easy care, cut or snap off spent blooms, then cut the stems back after flowering is finished. The clean lines of the foliage will continue to add interest all season long. Cut the foliage back after the first frost, and top dress with bone meal. In the spring feed an organic bulb food and get ready for more spectacular flowers.
|Common Name||Dynamite Bearded Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Dynamite|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||37" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Mid to 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|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Well Draining|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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- 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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