Starring Bearded Iris

Starring Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) offers drama and decadence with velvety midnight falls contrasted by crisp white standards. With smoky orange beards that make perfect landing pads for bumblebees, the striking color combo can wake up a sleepy late-spring landscape. This multiple award-winner will steal the show in the late-spring garden.
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 Height33" tall
Mature Spread12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SizeBareroot Plant
SKUHC017696

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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$9.99
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SKU
HC017696

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(31-35" tall x 12-24"  wide) 'Starring' Bearded Iris are a garden designers dream, as this near-black bloom catches the attention of everyone who sees it. Plant them with Oriental Poppies, Baptisia, Allium, Salvia, and Digitalis, where their unique coloration can shine. In a rock garden, along a deck or patio, 'Starring' Bearded Iris is a drought-tolerant, hardy focal point. At 31-35" tall, its strap-like green foliage adds three seasons of interest as well. Plant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Place the rhizomes just below the soil level in hot climates, and just above in moderate to cool climates. Water as needed while the plant establishes, lightly fertilize in spring and summer. Cut or snap off spent blooms and cut finished stems close to the base. Resilient, deer and rabbit resistant, and water-thrifty, it naturalizes well, bringing more blooms to the garden with each year.  
More Information
SKUHC017696
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Starring Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Starring
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
White, Almost Black
Mature Height
33" 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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