Grower Coach Plant of the Week, Iris germanica


Incredibly beautiful German Iris blooms throughout the month of May and can be an amazing addition to any full sun garden. When planted with Peonies these plants can give quite a show as they bloom simultaneously, they can also be especially beautiful when done in mass plantings. Like all Iris the Iris germanica has a spreading habit, look to divide these beauties during the month of August for best results.

Common Name German Iris
Family Iridacea
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Plant Type Perrenial
Hardiness Zone 4-10 (-30C)
Growth Habit Mounding/Spreading
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / –"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time May
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Colour Green
Soil Best in average, well-drained soil
pH 6.0 – 7.4
Exposure Full Sun
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between watering
Water (Garden) Average