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Scientific Name: Iris x germanica
Pronunciation: EYE-riss
Common Name: German iris, tall bearded iris
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stiffly upright sword-shaped leaves, 60-90 cm long with a sheathing base; flowers are a large single spike with "beard" or fuzz at the interface of the three upright and three dropping petals.
Course(s): CLT Training, HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, Garden origin (Iris spp. x I. germanica)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
German iris, tall bearded iris
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun
Additional Info: Like most irises found locally, this is a single flower with one inferior ovary but the stigmas are petal-like to make it appear as three separate flowers.

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
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