Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Blatant'
Bearded or German Iris
Form: Rhizomatous perennial
Root System: Rhizome
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 34" - 38"
Spread: 12-24" Closer planting gives immediate effect, but iris will need thinning often.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 (-20 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring with reblooming in late summer to fall.
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: A striking bi-colored reblooming iris with large, bold flowers in an unusual blend of bright yellow standards and maroon red falls. The yellow beards and lighter marking around the center of the petals gives an even more startling look to the flowers. A rare addition to a border or flower arrangement. This iris is an especially wonderful color combination for the late summer to early fall garden.
Flower Color: Rich Yellow and maroon Red with Yellow haft markings and Yellow beard.
Flower Form: Typical iris-like.
Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Fragrance: Slight sweet fragrance.
Pruning: Cut back foliage to 6" fan. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers from overwintering.
Pruning Time: Late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement: Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Shipped: Bareroot rhizome
Additional Information: Byers '90
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