This beauty has the perfect color contrast—nothing stands out like the brilliant blue beards against rose-pink falls. There's no wonder it won the Award of Merit in 2006. These colors together create a nice pastel tone, which is striking alongside other fair-faced perennials, and really pops against darker blooms. It grows to a mature height of around 27", which is short enough to make a high impact front border. It is also ideal for naturalizing in a spot you don't want to mow or worry about this spring. It's easy to care for—a great soil and drought tolerance make it very low-maintenance. Iris germanica 'Concertina'
Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Bloom TimeEarly midseason. (Mid to late spring, reblooms in late summer to early fall)
Flower FormTypical iris-like flowers
Soil RequirementsWell drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
PruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers over wintering. After flowering and late fall to early winter.
Winter CareMulch in colder climates. Remove the mulch in the early spring.
Additional Information- For rebloomers, prompt removal of faded flowers and consistent watering is very important to aid in early fall reblooming period.
- While it can be planted in light shade areas, the iris gets the best flowering and disease resistance when planted in full sun.
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Planting InstructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
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