Iris germanica Ragtop
Ragtop Reblooming Bearded Iris
DetailsRagtop Re-blooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will make your garden the talk of the town. At 32-38" tall, Iris germanica Ragtop is a great addition to a perennial bed in a sun-to-part shade location. Its deep, rich coloration contrasted by the white standards make a garden statement that belies the fact that it is easy to grow, water-thrifty, deer resistant, and pollinator friendly. Blooming first in June and then again in late summer/early fall, the arrival of Iris Ragtop Day will become a cause for celebration in your garden. Plant with roses, Oriental poppies or other summer blooming perennials. The rhizomes (roots) will multiply over the years. When the plant gets compacted, cut them back after blooming and gently dig them up. Separate the rhizomes so that each has some leaves and replant them, create new plantings and share with fellow gardeners – they will thank you and you will enjoy seeing Bearded Iris Ragtop Day find its way through the neighborhood.
|Common Name||Ragtop Reblooming Bearded Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Ragtop|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, White|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Mid to 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|
|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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- 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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