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Iris germanica

To collect for free from Margo Tucker

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

There are several varieties. They are bare root mainly ready to pot up.

I cannot deliver but you can collect.

Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres × 5

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Plant Finder: about Iris germanica

Common names

Orris root, Common garden iris, German iris, Bearded iris, Garden iris


Iris germanica (Orris root). This is a bearded iris with a spreading habit. It has sparsely branched stems which will produce up to 6 yellow-bearded, blue-purple to blue-violet flowers in the spring. It will grow to about 1m tall. This is an early-flowering variety and it will prefer full sun.


They are fully hardy, but some groups may thrive only in specific growing conditions. All irises are best planted in late summer and early autumn. Outdoors you can grow them in well drained, fertile, neutral or slightly acid or alkaline soil in full sun to lightly dappled shade. In order for irises to thrive, most of them need long, hot summers. Irises that require protection from rain or frost should be grown under glass.

Interest and use

Borders, bog, aquatic, container

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Iris germanica | Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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    I get excess plants when they outgrow and need thinning. Can't bear to throw away and also addicted to taking cuttings! I tend to buy Echinaceas because, altho I love them and coddle them, they don't always survive the winter.

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