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Gypsy Romance German Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Gypsy Romance'

SKU
06208
These exquisite ruffled flowers are a rich violet-mulberry color with blue-purple beards. Wonderful for attracting hummingbirds or butterflies to the garden. An excellent addition to flower arrangements. Herbaceous perennial.
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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 MaturityFast grower to 32 to 36 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Extreme Cold Hardiness
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: 3-9

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