Iris Germanica 'Alliteration' Bearded Iris, Perennial Bareroot Plant
Iris Germanica ' Bearded Iris
Bearded Iris are perennial and do not require a cold-frame to bloom
Deer, rodent & rabbit resistant
- » Extremely drought tolerant and perfect for warm and dry climates
- » Hardy in zones 3-10, the rhizomes need plenty of sun to bloom well
Midseason to late bloom. Standards medium peach-pink center blending to yellow gold and darker to edge, green gold rib, glittering gilt-gold veins shot to gilt gold rim; style arms peach pink, gold crests; falls peach flesh, overlaid glittering peach and yellow gold on haft, glittering gilt-gold veins throughout to narrow gilt-gold band, 3 green-gold veins from beard to edge; beards tangerine orange, big; ruffled, diamond dusted; pronounced spicy fragrance... Fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer with an all purpose
Unlike most spring bulbs, bearded iris don't require a period of cold to produce blossoms, making them perfect for areas with mild winters.
They are also extremely drought tolerant, good for areas with little or no summer rains.
Bearded irises are not actually bulbs, but rhizomes, a kind of thick brown root. Hardy in zones 3-10, the rhizomes need plenty of sun to bloom well and regularly.
They do best in well drained soil, but will tolerate less drainage in drier areas.
flowers that incredibly bloom nearly continuously from late spring into fall. Its sweetly fragrant blossoms are excellent cut.
Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downward in the soil. In very light soils or in extremely hot climates, covering the rhizome with 1 inch of soil may be desirable. Firm the soil around each rhizome and then water to help settle the soil.