Infrared Bearded Iris

Infrared Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Infrared) wakes up our senses with its deep red, velvety ruffled petals. Highlighted by a bright yellow beard, it’s often hailed as the best “red’” Iris you can find. Infrared is a great addition to the mid-May garden, harmonizing nicely with the blues, purples, and yellows of spring.
Zones4 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height37" tall
Mature Spread12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizeBareroot Plant

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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Infrared Bearded Iris (Iris germanica Infrared) springs to life with deep maroon petals around a golden yellow beard. A good grower at 32-38" tall with 10-11 buds per stem, Infrared will enhance the mid-spring garden with deep, rich color and ruffled petals that will dance in a spring breeze. Plant in a sun to part shade location in compost enriched, well drained soil where it can be a backdrop to some of spring’s shorter plants. Planted with spring flowering Oriental Poppies and other jewel-toned bloomers, you can create a rich tapestry of color, texture and form. For drought tolerant settings, companion plants of Catmint, Oenothera, Salvia, and mid-spring bulbs make a lovely display. A pollinator favorite, it is deer resistant too.

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Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Infrared Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Infrared
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
37" 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
Soil Moisture
Planting Time
Ships To Canada
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