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Early To Rise Bearded Iris

Iris germanica Early To Rise
SKU: HC017952
per Bare Root Plant
No longer shipping to zones 2-10 this season.
Like a sunrise, ‘Early to Rise’ Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) washes your garden bed in a golden glow that will harmonize with the plants around them. Sweetly fragrant and a vigorous bloomer, this golden beauty features peachy-yellow standards over golden falls with bright tangerine beards, its bright blooms filling the garden from May to June. With smooth, strapping foliage adding interest after flowers have faded, Bearded Irises are a drought-tolerant, easy-care garden staple.
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Early To Rise
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, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
34" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


‘Early To Rise’ Bearded Iris adds a touch of golden-yellow to the late spring and early summer garden. Sweetly fragrant, ‘Early To Rise’ is a prolific bloomer with dramatic, showy flowers. 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.
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