Iris germanica Stellar Lights

Stellar Lights Reblooming Bearded Iris

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Stellar Lights Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Stellar Lights) has deep blue-violet petals with a flash of white at the beard and throat are like starlight in a summer sky. Bearded Iris Stellar Lights is a reliable rebloomer, blooming first in early summer and then again in late summer. This tall Bearded Iris stands at 33-38" tall on sturdy stems bearing 8-10 buds each. It will find a happy home in a sunny to partial shade (in warmer zones) location with well-drained soil. The A vigorous grower and prolific bloomer, Stellar Lights combines beautifully with other Bearded Iris.

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
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Size Bareroot Plant


Stellar Lights Bearded Iris (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 Stellar Lights Reblooming Bearded Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica Stellar Lights
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Purple
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

Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring blooming bulbs (Mini Iris, Daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information, read our Planting Mini Iris Bulbs article or view a planting depth illustration, on pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

Apply a mole or gopher repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will ensure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


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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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