Fortunate Son Bearded Iris
Iris germanica 'Fortunate Son'
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||Forms a clump 12-18 in. wide with flower stems reaching 36 in. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water 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