Iris × germanica
Also known as
German Iris, Flags
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This plant has a mild fragrance
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Bearded Iris Overview
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.
Common problems with Bearded Iris
How to harvest Bearded Iris
Picked flowers last only a day or two. Harvest rhizomes as needed.
How to propagate Bearded Iris
Divide the rhizomes after flowering and replant shallowly!
Not often used.
Special features of Bearded Iris
The rhizome store reserves to survive dry periods.
Cultivars range in colour from blue, purple, yellow, orange to white.
Other uses of Bearded Iris
The rhizomes help to fix perfume scents, although not fragrant itself.
OPALS - Ogren Plant Allergy Scale
Plants with a very low potential to cause allergic reactions (1 to 3 rating)