Iris germanica


Spectacular blue flowering of this plant in spring that beautifies our gardens with a touch of elegance.

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 Description of Iris Germanica

Iris germanica is a bulbous herbaceous plant belonging to the Iridaceae family. It is renowned for its spectacular spring blooming, noted for its vivid coloration. This species is native to Europe and Asia and is characterized by its resilience and beauty.

Origin and History

Originating from Europe and Asia, Iris germanica has been cultivated and valued for centuries for both its ornamental beauty and its use in the production of perfumes and medicines. Its name derives from the Greek goddess of the rainbow, symbolizing the variety of colors found in its flowers.

 General Care

This plant prefers fertile, well-drained soil to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to bulb rot. It does not tolerate frost and is not recommended for planting at temperatures below 5°C (41°F).


Watering should be moderate, ensuring the soil remains moist but not saturated, especially during the growth season in spring and summer.


Maintenance pruning is recommended by removing stems with wilted flowers and clearing away dry leaves to encourage healthy growth and more vigorous blooming in the next season.

### Curiosities

Iris germanica is susceptible to pest attacks such as aphids, thrips, and bulb flies. It can also suffer from diseases related to rot if watering and drainage are not properly managed. An interesting fact is that the rhizome of certain varieties of iris, known as orris root, is used in perfumery and as a stabilizer in beauty products due to its pleasant aroma and properties.

These aspects underline the importance of proper care and preventive measures to enjoy the beauty and benefits that Iris germanica offers in the garden.


Data sheet

Iris germánica
White, purple, pink, almost black...
From spring to summer
Sun or partial shade
Between 12-18ºC
Sowing distance
Decorative or medicinal plant
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As it is a live plant and depending on the season, the plant may be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photograph, but as close as possible. This does not affect the quality of the plant.