Iris germanica Final Episode

Final Episode Reblooming Bearded Iris

Final Episode Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a reblooming Iris that will first bloom in mid-spring and will repeat its performance again later in the summer. Ruffled lemony yellow standards wave gaily over violet falls brushed with a reddish glaze. Standing tall at 32-37", this Iris germanica Final Episode is a stately plant that makes a perfect backdrop to a perennial border. We love the friends they keep too – pollinator friendly, but deer and rodents stay away. What’s not to like? Zones 4-9.
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 TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizeBareroot Plant
SKUHC015445

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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Final 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.
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SKUHC015445
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
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
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
Item Unit Of Measure
Bareroot Plant
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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