Bring rich autumn color to the mid-spring garden! Ruffled and erect, the bold, 6" deep red blooms are unique and seldom found with this coloring. The contrasting yellow beard displays nicely against the dark blossom during the 3-week flowering period in mid spring. This Spring Hill exclusive is perfect for sunny borders. Tall variety; reaches 39" and has a high bud count of 10-13 per stem. #1 field-grown rhizomes. Iris germanica
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Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Rip City'
Common Name: German or Bearded Iris
Form: Rhizomatious perennial
Root System: Rhizomatous
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 37 - 39"
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: Zones 4 - 9
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: Closest to a true carmine red as any other iris. High bud count keeps this iris blooming for weeks.
Flower Color: Close to true carmine Red with Yellow-orange beards
Flower Form: Typical iris with ruffled petals.
Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Fragrance: Slightly sweet fragrance
Resistance: Good to most P & D problems, watch for iris borers.
Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after flowering. Cut back foliage to 6" fans in late fall. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers from overwintering.
Pruning Time: Late fall/early winter
Soil Requirement: Well drained soil is preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils, but too much water will rot the rhizomes.
Shipped: Bareroot rhizome
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