Iris germanica Sheer Ecstasy

Sheer Ecstasy Bearded Iris

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Sheer Ecstasy Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Sheer Ecstasy) wakes up our gardens with raspberry-rose flowers borne on tall stately stems. The strap-like green foliage sets off the magenta flowers perfectly. With tangerine-orange centers and beards Sheer Ecstasy’s flowers offer a saturation of color that is a garden showstopper. The flowers appear from early to mid-season and last a full three weeks as there are nine buds on each stem. Standing tall at 33-36", Bearded Iris Sheer Ecstasy makes a great backdrop to a perennial bed.

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
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Size Bareroot Plant


Sheer Ecstasy Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Sheer Ecstasy) are spellbinding and mesmerizing, with deep magenta-violet petals are tickled by tangerine centers and beards. This rich color combo makes Bearded Iris Sheer Ecstasy a real garden star. Plant them in well-drained soil in a sun-to-part shade location. The intense raspberry color mixes well with other Bearded Iris. Try planting Irises with different bloom times to extend the season of blooms in your garden. Snap off spent flowers as they pass and once a stem is done blooming, cut it back. The sword-like green foliage will continue to add an architectural element to your garden all season long. Easy care, just fertilize in the spring with an organic bulb fertilizer (We recommend Yum Yum Mix) and with bone meal in the fall. Cut back the foliage after the first frost to about six inches. In late spring, you will once again enjoy the rich colors of Bearded Iris Sheer Ecstasy.
Common Name Sheer Ecstasy Bearded Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica Sheer Ecstasy
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time Early to mid 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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