Celestial Explosion Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Celestial Explosion'

This statuesque beauty produces ruffled violet-purple flowers with gold edges and white speckled falls. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. A perfect addition to poolside plantings and near water gardens. The long stems are extraordinary in cut-flower arrangements. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-ris jer-MAN-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower, to 35 in. tall and 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimePurple flowers in spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Provide a site with well drained soil. Plant so the tops of the rhiziomes are slightly exposed. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Fertilize with a balanced bulb food in early spring; repeat after spring flowers fade. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Thin clumps every 3 to 4 years in late summer or early fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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