You'll love the color contrast of Ultimate Miniature German Iris in your front border. Ideal as a front border plant, miniature German iris don't lose any of the impact of the standard size German iris flower form—they're equally as lovely, just in a miniature size. A useful quality if you need a front border plant, or if you have a small gardening space.
Iris germanica 'Ultimate'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:10 - 13 inches
Spread:15 - 18 inches
Spacing:15 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Very early flowering. (Early-mid spring)
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 Color:Red, Yellow
Flower Form:4", typical iris-like
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
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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