Iris germanica Ragtop

Ragtop Reblooming Bearded Iris

Ragtop Re-blooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a showstopper in every way! From the top of its icy white standards with a hint of blue to the bold orange-red beard, to the delicate ultramarine falls infused with purple with a light, delicate penciling around the edges. This was a reblooming Bearded Iris found only in our dreams until its appearance in 2014. The intense colors complemented by the sheer white standards makes a truly unique and unusual statement that will amaze garden viewers.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height36" tall
Mature Spread12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeBareroot Plant
SKUHC015446

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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Ragtop Re-blooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will make your garden the talk of the town. At 32-38" tall, Iris germanica Ragtop is a great addition to a perennial bed in a sun-to-part shade location. Its deep, rich coloration contrasted by the white standards make a garden statement that belies the fact that it is easy to grow, water-thrifty, deer resistant, and pollinator friendly. Blooming first in June and then again in late summer/early fall, the arrival of Iris Ragtop Day will become a cause for celebration in your garden. Plant with roses, Oriental poppies or other summer blooming perennials. The rhizomes (roots) will multiply over the years. When the plant gets compacted, cut them back after blooming and gently dig them up. Separate the rhizomes so that each has some leaves and replant them, create new plantings and share with fellow gardeners – they will thank you and you will enjoy seeing Bearded Iris Ragtop Day find its way through the neighborhood.
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SKUHC015446
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Ragtop Reblooming Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Ragtop
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue, White
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
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
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To 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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Zone 9Shipping begins the week of August 26th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of August 26th, 2019

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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