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Cinque Terre Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Cinque Terre'
SKU: HC018111
per Bare Root Plant
No longer shipping to zones 2-10 this season.
Exclusively Available from High Country Gardens. Award-winning Iris germanica ‘Cinque Terre’ (Bearded Iris) blooms in the late summer garden with rich colorway reminiscent of its Italian namesake. Upright henna standards have a robust ruffle, above the earthy golden terracotta falls. Apricot beards light the way for bumble bees and accent the flowers beautifully. This vigorous, easy-care, tall and stately bloomer has 7-10 buds per stem. With smooth sword-shaped foliage adding interest, Bearded Irises are a drought-tolerant, deer resistant garden staple.
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Cinque Terre'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
43" tall
Bloom Time
Mid Summer


Iris germanica ‘Cinque Terre’ (Bearded Iris) offers a warm, tawny colorway for the summer garden. Easy to grow, plant them in a sunny spot with good drainage, in groups of three or more for best interest. Keep the top of the rhizomes exposed or even with the top of the soil. Once established, Bearded Irises are drought-tolerant, deer resistant, and rabbit resistant, and will spread and multiply when happy. Once flowers have faded, this versatile plant’s eye-catching vertical foliage will continue to enhance the perennial garden. Plant with ornamental grasses and other water-thrifty, late spring bloomers such as Allium and Oriental Poppies. Lavender, Gaillardia, Echinacea, and Salvia will benefit from the striking foliage as a backdrop. ‘Cinque Terre’ Bearded Iris received an American Iris Society Honorable Mention in 2014.
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