Swingtown Bearded Iris

Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bloomer that will fill your late-spring garden and cut flower bouquets with saturated color. This pollinator favorite is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height 36" tall
Mature Plant Size12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeEarly summer
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SizeBareroot Plant
SKUHC017695

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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(34-38" tall x 12-24" wide) 'Swingtown' Fragrant Bearded Iris adds a lively note of plum colored ruffled flowers to the late-spring to early-summer garden. With strong stems that produce three branches and 7-9 buds each, this robust bloomer offers full throttle color. With a lavender fragrance, its a great accent plant to complement Salvia, Baptisia, Columbine, Foxglove, and Oriental Poppies. The sword-like green vertical foliage adds another striking element to the garden. Use as a focal point in a rock garden or entry where its height and deep color can shine. Great cut flowers too! Lasting 3-7 days, harvest when buds have fully emerged and are showing color. A favorite pollinator plant, its a drought-tolerant hardy garden perennial once established. Deer and rabbits avoid this plant. Plant in a sunny location in enriched garden soil. Place the rhizomes just below the soil level in hot climates, and just above in moderate to cool climates. Cut or snap off spent blooms for a tidy look, and cut finished stems off at the base to keep plants healthy 
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SKUHC017695
Item Package Size
Bareroot Plant
Common Name
Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Swingtown
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Plant Size
12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
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 Type
Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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