Dark standards give way to intricate patterns along the falls of Sorbonne Bearded Iris. It's dramatic and intensely ruffled, a flower form worthy of its Award of Merit by the American Iris Society. Sorbonne blooms around mid to late spring, just in time for the big spring show. It's a fantastic perennializer too, multiplying over the years so you can divide the rhizomes and get more Sorbonne for your garden. You can also put it into a cutting garden to spice up your cut-flower bouquets. Iris germanica 'Sorbonne'
Iris germanica 'Sorbonne'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to late spring flowering.
Planting Instructions:Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
Flower Form:Laced flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall; cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
Soil Requirement:Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
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