German Iris 'Earl of Essex'

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Iris germanica 'Earl of Essex'

'Earl of Essex' features pure white petals with eggplant purple colored veining that bloom in mid-spring and then again throughout summer and fall. A Tall Bearded Iris, this variety will grow up to 35" tall.

Bearded Iris have 6 petals. Three face upward, called "standards" and three face downward, called "falls". They get the "beard" name from the fuzzy feature at the upper base of the falls. Grown from a bulb-like tuberous root called a rhizome.

The German Iris family are fragrant, bloom twice a year, and form clumps of sword shaped leaves. They are easy to grow and generally deer and rabbit resistant. Plant in full sun with well-drained, fertile soil. Once established, they can become somewhat drought tolerant. Too much water can rot the rhizomes. Regular doses of compost or fertilizer are best. 

An excellent plant to use as a specimen planting, Iris are architectural and elegant in their look. Oriental Poppies, Lupine, Allium, Delphinium, Baptisia and Salvia make excellent companions in the garden. 

Arrives to you in a gallon-sized container.

Please note: This plant is toxic to people and pets, please plant mindfully.

 

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Grown By: Quality Greenhouses in Dillsburg, PA.

Full Sun

Average

Growing zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 7, 7a, 7b, 8, 9

35" tall, 12-18" wide

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