Iris germanica Ziggy

Ziggy Reblooming Bearded Iris

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Ziggy Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is like the flashing dress of a Spanish dancer, waking us up with bright yellow standards and almost pleat-like falls of striped plum and cream. Sweetly fragrant and reblooming, Iris germanica Ziggy has it all. Its first blooms arrive in mid-spring, followed by a second blooming in late summer. Standing tall at 26-32" it can be a welcome addition to a sunny spot where bright colors can shine. Hardy in zones 4-9.

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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


Ziggy Re-blooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a fiesta in a flower. 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 has 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 Ziggy Reblooming Bearded Iris
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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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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