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Opposites Bearded Iris Plant

  • - Tall Bearded Iris, German Iris, Rhizomatous Iris, Germanica Iris
  • - Height: 26-30 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Spring
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

Iris germanica 'Opposites' produce a fluff of white petals that sit on top of dark purple petals that fade white towards the gold bearded center. These showy flowers will remind you of a whip-cream treat with every glance! Plants grow best in sunny locations with well-drained soils. They make spectacular additions to rock gardens and early summer beds and borders. Deer tend to overlook irises.

Excellent companion plants for Bearded Iris include: Peonies, Alliums, Catmint, Salvia, Dianthus, Coreopsis, Lamb's Ear, Sedum, Lavender, and Daylilies.

Iris Plant Care Instructions: Irises are relatively low-maintenance plants; however, these actions will help keep them healthy and thriving. Remove spent flowers by cutting them back to the first set of healthy leaves. Any leaves that develop brown tips during the summer can be trimmed just below the browning area - this is a natural process for irises. Avoid mulching around the rhizomes to prevent rot. Regularly remove dead or dried leaves from the plant. In early fall, cut back all foliage to ground level. Divide iris plants every 3-5 years, typically about 4-6 weeks after flowering. Spring is the best time to apply a single application of balanced fertilizer.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 17-20 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple, White, Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden, Tropical Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes