Bearded Iris

Iris germanica

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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Spring

Harvesting

Picked flowers last only a day or two. Harvest rhizomes as needed.

Propagation

Rhizomes

Divide the rhizomes after flowering and replant shallowly!

Seed

Not often used.

Special features

Drought resistant

The rhizome store reserves to survive dry periods.

Pot plant

Wet sites

Attractive flowers

Cultivars range in colour from blue, purple, yellow, orange to white.

Special features

Origin

Hybrid from Europe

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Cosmetic

The rhizomes help to fix perfume scents, although not fragrant itself.

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Problem free.
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Knowledge and advice

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