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Bearded Iris
Scientific Name: Iris germanica L.
Synonym: Iris germanica
Family: Iridaceae
Bearded Iris (Iris  germanica) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24, 30-45
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Perennial clump 2 to 4 feet tall (60 cm to 1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water, they need somewhat less water in summer, their dormant period

Propagation: Division of rhizomes any time.

The Bearded Irises are the most widely planted Irises and they are particularly popular and well adapted to the Phoenix climate.

Bearded Iris (Iris  germanica)

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 539.

Cultural Practices:
Easy to grow in any well drained garden. It needs full sun and will take some reflected heat.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms from the end of February to May depending on the variety.

Fruiting Habits:

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