Iris germanica Savannah Sunset
Savanna Sunset Bearded Iris
DetailsIris germanica Savannah Sunset (Iris germanica) is a tall, intensely orange bearded iris that won’t fade even on the hottest of days. Wide, ruffled petals and prominent deep-orange beards. Heavily budded, Savanna Sunset Iris grows to 36"-38" tall and offers one of the longest bloom times (three full weeks) of any bearded iris. A drought resistant perennial plant (xeric). Pairs well with white, purple or blue iris varieties.
|Common Name||Savanna Sunset Bearded Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Savannah Sunset|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||38" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|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|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
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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