Fortunate Son Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Fortunate Son'

SKU
40418
Strikingly deep burgundy blooms with metallic shimmer and blue beards. Flowers May to June. A rebloomer and vigorous grower. Plant forms a clump of green sword-shaped leaves. Requires well-drained, loamy soil. Fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer with an all purpose fertilizer. Plants should be divided every 2 to 3 years. Plant in full sun to partial shade. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationEYE-ris jer-MAN-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityForms a clump 12-18 in. wide with flower stems reaching 36 in. tall.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Provide enriched, humusy, moisture-retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture in winter to prevent root rot. Remove faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-10

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