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Smith Rock Bearded Iris

Iris germanica Smith Rock
SKU: HC017953
per Bare Root Plant
No longer available this season.
With breathtaking bitone blooms, ‘Smith Rock’ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is named for Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Picture sunrise in the mountains, when tall, jagged rock faces have a golden glow, contrasting against dawn’s streaked purple sky. Golden orange standards are set off by deep violet falls edged with buff and blazing red-orange beards. Not to be missed, this tall, majestic beauty will create a focal point in the late spring garden.
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Botanical Name
Iris germanica Smith Rock
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
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
34-39" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


‘Smith Rock’ Tall Bearded Iris is all about color and contrast, with showy ruffled golden-yellow petals over dark purple falls with a tan border. Some like to say that the only thing better than a Smith Rock Bearded Iris is more Smith Rock Bearded Irises! Blooming in May, its tall stature will give it presence in the back of a bed or mixed with other late-spring 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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