macchick's German Bearded Iris 'Superstition' x 2 Breaking Dormancy
Bearded iris ‘Superstition’ commands attention with its deep, dark, dramatic blossoms of luminous violet-black. Tall, strong stems support the richly colored blooms of this vigorous garden beauty.
The distinctive flowers of German bearded iris appear on strong stems emerging from fans of medium-green, sword-shaped foliage. Each blossom is comprised of three upright petals called “standards”, and three drooping tepals, (petal-like sepals), referred to as “falls”. Fuzzy pads known as “beards” are located at the base of the falls, and give this popular garden staple its common name. The fragrant blooms are pollinated by bees and make striking, though short-lived, cut flowers.
German bearded iris are tough, adaptable perennials which prefer full sun to light shade and rich, well-drained soil. Plant them with the tops of their slowly spreading, fleshy rhizomes exposed to the air, and divide in late summer if the plants become too large or crowded. These rewarding, long-lived iris deserve a prominent spot in the sunny border.
macchick's German Bearded Iris 'Superstition' Care Instructions
If sowing directly, aim to sow 0.99 inches (2.55 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.19 inches (3.05 cm).
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Winter iris 'Superstition' is known for growing to a height of approximately 70.0 cm (that's 2.27 feet in imperial).
Your garden has full sun light, which is a great match for Winter iris 'Superstition'.
Try to apply water fairly sparingly.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (4b) is within the ideal range for Winter iris 'Superstition'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 9.
A soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 is ideal for Winter iris 'Superstition' as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about German Bearded Iris 'Superstition' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All German Bearded Iris 'Superstition' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
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