Iris germanica Stellar Lights
Reblooming Bearded Iris Stellar Lights
DetailsBearded Iris Stellar Lights (Iris germanica Stellar Lights) are easy to grow and colorful, real garden show-offs with their blooms of blue-purple with white centers. Tall and stately, they are focal points alone and also mix beautifully with other summer blooming perennials. Try them with Agastache, Penstemon, Rudbeckia, and ornamental grasses. Deer and rodent resistant, pollinators love them. In fact, the Bearded Iris flower is designed to scrape off pollen from incoming bees and re-pollinate them with their pollen. As the bees back out of the flower, they don’t lose their pollen, keeping it to pollinate another flower. Great cut flowers too, Bearded Iris are true garden essentials.
|Common Name||Reblooming Bearded Iris Stellar Lights|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Stellar Lights|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||36" 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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