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.
(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-summer’s colors and shapes. Sturdy flowerswithpeachy-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 withPeonies, OrientalPoppies, 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. Ifnecessary,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 rabbitresistant addition to a water-thrifty garden. 2012 Dykes Medal winner
Item Package Size
Bare Root Plant
Florentine Silk Bearded Iris
Iris germanica Florentine Silk
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
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.
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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