Botanical Name: Iris germanica "Pagan Dance"; Family Iridaceae (iris family)
Depth: Dig a shalow hole 2-4" deep and twice as wide as the rhizome. Place the rhizome on a small mound in the middle of this hole and spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil, but only partially cover the rhizome. Water thoroughly.
Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full sun
Color: Rich, deep violet tones; velvety black covers most of the fall, trimmed in rich violet; burnt tangerine beard
Foliage: Fans of long sword-like gray green blades
Blooms: Early and spring with good reblooming in late summer; 2-3 weeks
Form: Herbaceous perennial; upright
Flower Form: Ruffled; typical iris
Soil Requirements: Well-drained; quite tolerant of a wide range of soils
Growth Rate: Fast once established
Pruning: Remove spent flower stems to encourage reblooming. In late fall, cut foliage back to 6" fan. Clean up debris to prevent borers from over wintering.
Comments: Shipped in fall. Beautiful bicolor; rebloomer
Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR