Iris germanica 'Rosalie Figge' - Tall bearded Iris (photo credit: Darwin Plants by Kebol)

Perennials

Iris germanica 'Rosalie Figg'

Tall bearded iris

'Rosalie Figg' has beautiful large dark blue flowers. Rebloomer in fall. Bearded Iris make wonderful cut flowers, lasting a week or more. Iris germanica is a hardy, long-lived perennial that require a minimum of maintenance. The flowers have six petals, three upright petals (called standards) and three hanging petals (called falls). A fuzzy line or beard runs down the middle of each fall.


Iris have thick, fleshy, underground stems called rhizomes that store food produced by the sword-shaped, semi-evergreen leaves. The rhizomes grow best when planted at or slightly below the soil surface with feeder roots penetrating the soil below. Each year underground offsets develop from the original rhizome. Buds produce a large fan of leaves and several flower stalks. Success with iris depends on keeping the rhizomes firm and healthy. In general, this is done by providing the rhizome good drainage while the feeder roots below remain moist but not wet.

Tall bearded iris Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers slightly alkaline soil. Plant rhizomes near the soil surface. Drought tolerant.

Height:

30-32 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Iris germanica 'Rosalie Figg'

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