Iris germanica Sugar Blues
Sugar Blues Reblooming Bearded Iris
DetailsSugar Blues Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a wisteria-blue reblooming iris, with yellow-tipped white beards and a sweet fragrance. This tall Iris (reaching 36-38”) will bloom in late spring and again in late summer/fall, even in colder climates. Deer resistant, drought resistant and very cold hardy.
|Common Name||Sugar Blues Reblooming Bearded Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica Sugar Blues|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Early summer then again in early fall|
|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, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), 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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