Iris germanica- Bearded iris
Iris germanica- Bearded iris is a evergreen perennial. It spreads by creeping rhizomes which form large clumps over time. In spring it produces stunning large flowers on tall stalks. There are numerous colours available. We grow a dwarf purple variety. A large pale blue type, and a large oyster coloured variety.
Berded iris are a must have in any cottage styled garden and flower gardens.
Requires well draining soil. Position plants in full sun to get great flower production. Avoid over watering as the rhizomes are susceptible to rot. Do not cover plants with mulch as this will also encourage rot. Plants can be divided and replanted after flowering.
Botanical name: Iris germanica
Common name: Bearded iris
Native to: Southern Europe
Position: Full sun