3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

Iris germanica Blue Bird Wine'

3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant

Iris germanica Blue Bird Wine'
Pure bearded iris. Fresh from the garden.
Is this bearded iris (Iris germanica) "Blue Bird Wine" sporting some facial hair? Its light purple flowers look like tiny heads with hair. The darker purple flowers form the beard. They have a wonderful scent, too. You will receive the Iris germanica "Battle Star" as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. These are winter-hardy perennials, so they return every year. The Iris germanica is best planted in the autumn. The "beards" appear at the end of spring and bloom for months. A location in full sun is best for bearded irises. They can be planted in flower pots or separately around the garden. The Iris germanica handles dry weather well. However, the roots should be watered immediately after planting.
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3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant
3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant
3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant
3x Bearded iris 'Blue Bird Wine' blue-purple - Bare rooted - Hardy plant
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From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Latin name: Iris germanica Blue Bird Wine'
Delivery type: Supplied as bare-rooted plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Flowering: May - June
Growing Height: 80 - 90 cm
Planting distance: 30 - 40 cm

Bearded Iris 'Blue Bird Wine' grows best in the garden. The plant has thick rhizomes. These thick roots should be planted as soon as possible after receiving them. First prepare the ground and thoroughly loosen the soil. Improve heavy garden soil by mixing in some sharp sand. Make a mound in the planting hole and lay the thick roots of the iris ‘Blue Bird Wine’ on the mound about 1 cm below ground level. Spread the roots along both sides of the mound. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The spacing of the rhizomes should be roughly about 25-30 cm. Iris ‘Blue Bird Wine’ flowers well in a warm sunny area or semi shade in well-drained, fairly dry soil.

Bearded Iris 'Blue Bird Wine' is great for the garden

Bearded Irises are a group of large-flowered irises that dislike wet soil. Dry soil with good water drainage is ideal. These irises grow best and are at home when planted in a raised bed against a south wall. However, Bearded Irises also experience a rich bloom when planted along a sunny border.


Bearded Iris 'Blue Bird Wine' is a hardy perennial. There are still gardeners who think that Iris Germanica like to grow in wet soil, but they are very happy in normal garden soils. Cut off faded flower stems completely and remove any unpleasant-looking leaves. The sword-shaped, greyish green leaves die towards the end of summer, but new leaves appear once again in autumn. In winter, cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves or conifer branches. In spring, cut off all the leaves, provide it with a garden fertilizer and soon you will see new shoots growing above the ground.

Bearded Irises should be rejuvenated

For a rich flowering, it is recommended to rejuvenate your Bearded Irises after about four years. Dig up the rhizomes in August. Cut off the younger parts using a sharp knife while making sure that each part has a growing point (shoot leaf). Replant these young pieces and the following year the beautiful flowers appear again.


Bearded Iris 'Blue Bird Wine' is a wonderful variety. The upright petals are light purple while the drooping petals are a much darker purple. This allows for a nice colour contrast within the flowers. The lower petals are called the 'beard'. Bearded Irises are also known by their former name, Iris Barbata, and are sometimes called Iris Barbata Sword. They have sword shaped foliage.


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