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Bearded Iris

Iris germanica

German Iris (Eng.), Baardirisse (Afr.)

Flowering plant in the Iris family with large petals and beautiful blooms every year. It is a hybrid origin and not from the wild, but colors have been bred from all colors of the rainbow! It is popular in gardens because low maintainance, permanent foilage and striking flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Spring

Harvesting

Picked flowers last only a day or two. Harvest rhizomes as needed.

Propagation

Rhizomes
Divide the rhizomes after flowering and replant shallowly!
Seed
Not often used.

Special features

Drought resistant
The rhizome store reserves to survive dry periods.

Geography

Origin
Hybrid from Europe
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Cosmetic
The rhizomes help to fix perfume scents, although not fragrant itself.

Personality

Family
Iridaceae
Flower colour
Blue, purple, yellow, orange, white.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free.

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