Pure white standards cast a gorgeous contrast to the intricate coloration of the falls, which amaze in golden yellow mingled with deep red and a gold border. Rightfully, this color scheme will be on center stage in the garden, thanks to its large blooms and abundant bud count. Iris germanica 'Sordid Lives'
Iris germanica 'Sordid Lives'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:12 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to late spring
Planting Instructions:Plant with top half of the rhizom exposed
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast once established.
Flower Color:red, yellow, white
Flower Form:4.5 to 5" flowers
Foliage Type:Blue-green sword-shaped leaves
Pruning:Cut off dead blooms. Cut back foliage to fan size in late fall. Clean up plant debris before winter to prevent borers from overwintering.
Soil Requirement:Well drained soil. Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day. Water during dry periods. Avoid water-logged soils.
Watering Requirement:Average. Do not let the soil dry out completely during spring and summer. Plants are quite drought-tolerant
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