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Iris germanica 'Earl of Essex'

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More About Iris germanica 'Earl of Essex'

  • Ruffled, white blooms have a lavender-blue margin
  • Several blooms per strong stalk
  • Thick, light green, sword-like blades
  • Rebloomer and has a sweet fragrance
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Height: 90 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Bicoloured
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Tall Bearded Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Iris germanica grow best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. They dislike wet conditions and excess winter moisture. Ensure that the rhizome is slightly about soil level when planting. Once the flowers are spent, remove stalks to keep a tidy looking plant. If plants are overcrowded, flowers will not be as prolific.


Iris germanica 'Earl of Essex' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Fall
Rebloomer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen