Iris germanica 'City Lights' - Tall Bearded Iris (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Iris germanica 'City Lights'

Tall Bearded Iris

'City Lights' is a reblooming tall bearded iris which slowly spreads by rhizomes. Standards and falls are violet-blue with glowing white centers. Pale yellow beard. Slight fragrance. 

Tall Bearded Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some part afternoon shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Best with consistent moisture in spring. Some drought tolerance once established. Best performance occurs in light sandy soils with excellent drainage. With clay soils or in areas of high rainfall, plant rhizomes on slopes (growing end uphill) or in raised beds to promote good drainage.

Height:

30-36 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Iris germanica 'City Lights'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
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