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Bearded Iris

Iris germanica


Height - 3 feet

Width - 2 feet


Full sun to part shade

Plant Type


Adapted perennial

Other common names

Purple Iris, German Iris


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Save Water   Low to medium water required
More Color   Purple flowers in spring
Attract Wildlife   Bees and butterflies enjoy the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Very low maintenance; divide when blooms slow
Texas Tough    Drought tolerant once established

Interesting Facts

Most common garden iris.  Tough and easy to grow.  Leaves remain green year-round.  More sun equals more flowers, although plant will do ok in a partly shaded area.  Remove spent flowers after spring is over, including stems and any dead foliage to keep plant looking nice through the fall and winter. 

Bearded Iris in Frisco

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