Rich russet standards melt into creamy white falls with reddish brown stitching.
With their full ruffled falls, lush upright petals and a dizzying array of color combinations, German Iris rival orchids for beauty, but are much easier to grow. Each sturdy stem has several buds just waiting for their turn to shine. A steady progression of blooms keeps beds, borders and rock gardens alive with color in late spring. Plant all eight varieties for a bold and beautiful display in your garden. The landscape possibilities are endless!
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Zones: 4 to 9
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Spice Cake German Iris Product Details
Iris germanica 'Spice Lord'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
34 - 36"
18 - 24"
18 - 24"
Zones 4 - 9
Glaucous green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Ruffled and flaring, typical iris like.
Light reddish brown standards over creamy white and reddish brown stitched falls.
Mid to late spring.
In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they should be covered 1-2". Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day.
Well drained soil is preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Fast once established.
Creamy white and reddish brown band is a pleasing color combination on this recent Australian import. Heavily ruffled intriguing blooms, high bud count and award winning status make this iris a must for your garden.
Cut back spent flower stems. In late fall cut foliage back to 6" fans.
Honorable Mention 2004, Award of Merit 2007. Divide in 3-4 years in early fall.