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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Irises add interesting texture to the spring garden with strappy leaves and unique flowers, nicely accenting the later blooming flower bulbs. They grow to form large clumps which are easily divided and spread around the garden.

    Latin Name

    Iris germanica


    Family

    Iridaceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Deer

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern Mediterranean


    History

    William Faris had German irises in his garden in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1790.


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