German Iris, Flags
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Iris germanica is a flowering plant in the Iris family with large petals and beautiful blooms every year. It is a hybrid origin and not from the wild, but colors have been bred from all colours of the rainbow! It is popular in gardens because low maintenance, permanent foliage and striking flowers.
Picked flowers last only a day or two. Harvest rhizomes as needed.
Divide the rhizomes after flowering and replant shallowly!
Not often used.
The rhizome store reserves to survive dry periods.
Cultivars range in colour from blue, purple, yellow, orange to white.
Hybrid from Europe
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
The rhizomes help to fix perfume scents, although not fragrant itself.