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Iris Bearded German 'Summer Olympics'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Highly ruffled yellow blooms gleam brightly in the summer sun.  It's among the first to bloom in spring, and then reblooms dependably through the summer.  Tall, and the flower color lightens around the beard for a subtle bicolor effect.  Fragrant.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Bearded Irises will not tolerate "wet feet" (too much water will cause the rhizomes to rot) and require very well-drained soil at all times of the year. Irises are generally heavy feeders and should be fertilized 3 times per year: first in the spring when new growth appears, second right after blooming, and third in the fall. When planting them for the first time or when transplanting, use a no-nitrogen fertilizer such as 0-10-10 worked into the soil.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Naturalizing, Border or Bed, Mass Planting

Bloom Time

Mid spring

Critter Resistance

Resistance to rabbit, squirrel, and deer


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests