Florentine Silk Bearded Iris

Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards and throat are the perfect complement to this award-winning flower. An outstanding cultivar, with huge 6-8 inch flowers, it’s a perfect choice for the perennial bed. A deer resistant pollinator favorite.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
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 Height40" tall
Mature Spread12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SizeBareroot Plant
SKUHC017694

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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(38-42" x 12-24" wide) 'Florentine Silk' Bearded Iris is an outstanding multiple award-winning bi-color Iris that complements and harmonizes with many of late-spring-to-early-summers colors and shapes. Sturdy flowers with peachy-pink standards and lavender-purple falls make a perfect backdrop for a perennial bed. This flower is also a favorite for bumblebees. Grow extra for cut flowers - for best results, harvest when buds have fully emerged and are showing color. Plant with Peonies, Oriental Poppies, Allium, or create a unique focal point along a path or at an entrance. Plant in groups of 3, 12-24" apart for maximum effect. Bearded Iris needs a full sun location in garden soil that drains well. If necessary, use a raised bed to ensure good drainage. Place the rhizomes just below the soil level in hot climates, and just above in moderate to cool climates. Water as needed to keep soil moist as the plant establishes.  Once established, 'Florentine Silk' is a drought-tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant addition to a water-thrifty garden.  2012 Dykes Medal winner
More Information
SKUHC017694
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Florentine Silk Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Florentine Silk
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Mature Height
40" 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
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
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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