Iris germanica

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Iris germanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Iris
Section: Iris
Species: I. germanica
Binomial name
Iris germanica
Clonal colony of Iris germanica

Iris germanica, the German Iris, is a species in the genus iris.


The Iris Germanica grows up to 90 cm high and 10 cm wide. The roots can go up to 10 cm deep. It is an outdoors plant that blooms most in May-August, but planting it would be best in February-April (Northern Hemisphere). For Southern hemisphere planting, add six months to these dates.

It is a European hybrid, rather than a true wild species. [1]

Varieties :

  • I. g. var. florentina
  • I. g. var. germanica

I. germanica is known to produce the isoflavone irilone.[2]


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Media related to Iris × germanica at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Iris × germanica at Wikispecies