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Volcanic Glow Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Volcanic Glow'
SKU: HC017959
per Bare Root Plant
No longer shipping to zones 2-10 this season.
A rare new cultivar. Award-winning ‘Volcanic Glow’ Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a standout, hard-to-find luminata cultivar with dark red falls the color of cooling lava, illuminated by smoky yellow standards and white-hot veining. Bring the heat to your spring garden with these richly colored, deeply ruffled Bearded Iris blooms that seem lit from within. With smooth sword-shaped foliage adding interest, Bearded Irises are a drought-tolerant, deer resistant garden staple.
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Volcanic Glow'
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
36" tall
Bloom Time
Early summer


‘Volcanic Glow’ Bearded Iris is a natural wonder for your garden, with dramatic, high-contrast flowers. Look for as many as 8 flowers per stem. 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. ‘Volcanic Glow’ Bearded Iris received an American Iris Society Honorable Mention in 2014, Award of Merit in 2016, and Wisner Medal in 2021.
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