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German Iris Baboon Bottom

German Iris Baboon Bottom

Here's an award-winning beauty that is totally unique in the world of German iris. Baboon Bottom boasts a fascinating coloration that you won't find in most gardens. Lovely, well-formed iris emerge bearing soft pink standards that sit proudly above falls that are swirled and streaked in pink and rose with deeper, red-purple stippled accents. Bright tangerine beards are neatly tipped in rose red. Site in borders, cutting gardens and mass plantings for the greatest impact and appeal. Perennializes well, appearing with increased vigor year after year. German iris are very easy to grow with reliable blooms that are naturally deer resistant.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 26 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid to late spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

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Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Baboon Bottom'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Iris germanica 'Baboon Bottom'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Pink, White
  • Flower Form :

    Typical iris-like.
  • Foliage Type :

    Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    12 - 24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Set rhizome so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    Remove spent flower stems after flowering. In late fall, cut back foliage to 15 cm fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Winter Care :

    None, except to mulch in colder climates for first winter. Remove early in the spring before growth starts.
  • Planting Depth :

    Set rhizome so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs, don't over water
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once or twice a year. In spring and summer.
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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