Celestial Explosion Bearded Iris
Iris germanica 'Celestial Explosion'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-ris jer-MAN-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower, to 35 in. tall and 18 to 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Purple flowers in spring.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering Needs||Water 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