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Rip City Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Rip City'

SKU
01545
Exotic carmine-red ruffled flowers have glowing gold beards. Strong, tall stems bear multiple branches with as many as a dozen buds make a long lasting display of dazzling color. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Exceptional cut flower. Ideal used near pools and water gardens. 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 MaturityModerate grower, to 38 in. tall and 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
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: 4-9

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