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Florentine Silk Bearded Iris

Iris germanica Florentine Silk
SKU: HC017694
per Bare Root Plant
No longer available this season.
Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards and throat are the perfect complement to this award-winning flower. An outstanding cultivar, with huge 6-8 inch flowers, it’s a perfect choice for the perennial bed. A deer resistant pollinator favorite.
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Florentine Silk
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
40" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


(38-42" x 12-24" wide) 'Florentine Silk' Bearded Iris is an outstanding multiple award-winning bi-color Iris that complements and harmonizes with many of late-spring-to-early-summers colors and shapes. Sturdy flowers with peachy-pink standards and lavender-purple falls make a perfect backdrop for a perennial bed. This flower is also a favorite for bumblebees. Grow extra for cut flowers - for best results, harvest when buds have fully emerged and are showing color. Plant with Peonies, Oriental Poppies, Allium, or create a unique focal point along a path or at an entrance. Plant in groups of 3, 12-24" apart for maximum effect. Bearded Iris needs a full sun location in garden soil that drains well. If necessary, use a raised bed to ensure good drainage. Place the rhizomes just below the soil level in hot climates, and just above in moderate to cool climates. Water as needed to keep soil moist as the plant establishes.  Once established, 'Florentine Silk' is a drought-tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant addition to a water-thrifty garden.  2012 Dykes Medal winner
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