Iris germanica 'Raptor Red'
Large garnet-red blossoms sit atop tall sturdy stems. The flowers will re-bloom and do attract songbirds. This is a great clump-forming plant that will add beauty to borders or cut-flower gardens.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Specimen
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Rebloomer
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to light shade. Bearded Irises prefer well-drained, fertile, slightly alkaline to slightly acidic soils. Plant shallow, with top of rhizome exposed above the soil line. A light mulch may be used, if applied in a thin layer around the plants, but not covering the rhizomes. Keep moist while blooming. Fertilize with granular bulb food in early spring and after flowering; scratch into the top inch or two of the soil. Divide plants every three years in August.