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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.

 


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

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

12-24

Good Companions

Plant Height

36-48

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Naturalizing, Border or Bed, Mass Planting

Bloom Time

Mid spring

Critter Resistance

Resistance to rabbit, squirrel, and deer

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests