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Baboon Bottom Bearded German Iris

An unusual name for such a pretty iris

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 26 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Midseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
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Baboon Bottom Bearded German Iris

Description
Dramatic swirls and streaks in shades of pink and white bedeck this batik iris. An added punch of color is found on the tangerine beards tipped with rose, a combination sure to add a splash of excitement to the garden. Winner of the Knowlton Medal, top prize in the Border Bearded Iris category. Iris germanica 'Baboon Bottom'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameIris germanica 'Baboon Bottom'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing15 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMidseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
  • Planting InstructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Winter CareMulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Flower Color:pink, white
  • Flower FormFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals calles falls and three upright petals called standardsFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals calles falls and three upright petals called standards
  • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Watering RequirementAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Additional InformationNone
  • Shipped#1 RHIZOME
  • Height/Habit26 inches
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Iris Rhizomes
1A - 7A 8/13/18 - 10/26/18
7B-10B 8/20/18 - 10/26/18
Last Order Date All Zones: 10/15/18

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