Iris germanica Ziggy
Reblooming Bearded Iris Ziggy
DetailsWhen Re-blooming Bearded Iris Ziggy (Iris germanica Ziggy) is in bloom, a fiesta in a flower comes to mind. Its sunny yellow standards (upright petals) light up the intense purple and white of the falls (drooping petals) for a summer wake up that is hard to beat. Re-blooming and sweetly fragrant, it is low care, deer resistant and water thrifty. Cut or pop off spent blooms once they are done and cut back the leaves to six inch fans after the first frost. They multiply and spread as the years pass too, so every 4 years or so, after flowering, cut them back, and gently dig them up. Divide the rhizomes so each have some leaves and replant, relocate, gift and trade for new varieties and colors. It’s part of the fun of gardening with Bearded Iris!
|Common Name||Reblooming Bearded Iris Ziggy|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Ziggy|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Red, Yellow|
|Mature Height||30" 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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