Autumn color in summer! Although it blooms in late spring, October shows off a rich coat of fall color. Deep bronzy-yellow flowers are heavily ruffled and feature vivid violet beards tipped in vivid yellow. Wonderful, sweet fragrance. Sturdy stems reach 30-34" tall.
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October Reblooming Iris Product Details
Iris germanica 'October'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
30" - 34"
12 - 24"
12 - 24"
4 - 9 (- 20 degrees F)
Glacous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Heavily ruffled bronzy yellow flowers with violet beards tipped in yellow, (self)
Mid to late spring; intermittent blooms again in late summer.
In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they can be covered an inch or two.
Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Fast once established.
The heavily ruffled yellow petals are set off by the violet beards that are tipped in yellow. A reliable rebloomer in late summer and fall.
Remove spent flower stems. In late fall, cut foliage back to 6" fans.
For rebloomers, prompt removal of faded flowers and consistent watering is very important to aid in early fall reblooming period.