Iris germanica Final Episode
Final Episode Reblooming Bearded Iris
DetailsFinal Episode Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) sports flowers with a harmonious blend of soft yellow and violet tinged with rust. A re-blooming Iris, it will add color ‘times two’ with two seasons of blooms per year. Not picky and easy-to-grow, these perennials fill a gardener’s wish list for low-care, critter-resistant and drought tolerant plants with a colorful presence that will wake up your senses. Bearded Iris like average, well-drained soil in a sunny location. Follow planting instructions and plant them at least 5-6 weeks before the first frost so they can root well before freezing weather (July-September). A dose of bone meal in the fall and some organic bulb food (we recommend Yum Yum Mix) in the spring and after the first bloom are all you need to assure years of summer color. Great cut flowers too--include some foliage for an elegant display.
|Common Name||Final Episode Reblooming Bearded Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Final Episode|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Yellow, Blue|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|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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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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