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Germanica Miniature, Dwarf Bearded Iris

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Plant Code: IRSM

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A must-have for lovers of purple! Ruffled violet-purple standards (the color of grape soda) are enhanced by the deeper velvety-purple falls trimmed in purple. Very early blooming, you’ll want this beauty front and center!

Dwarf Bearded Iris bloom with the first whisper of spring’s warmth – perfectly formed in miniature. An excellent choice for the rock garden or borders. Bearded Iris require minimum care and readily multiply. Dwarf varieties are great edgers.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 14"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Iris General Information

Dwarf Bearded Iris are the smallest of Bearded Irises, with a height of up to 18". They are also the earliest to bloom. They are most effective in rock gardens or planted in drifts where they make a carpet of color.

Iris Plant Care

Iris thrive in well-drained soils and should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downward into the soil. Establish plants with deep watering at long intervals rather than more frequent shallow waterings. Drought tolerant once established. Divide every 3-4 years. Thin clumps before they become overcrowded. Benefits from a light application of balanced fertilizer in early spring and again about a month after bloom.