Iris germanica 'Sharp Dressed Man'

Tall Bearded Iris

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Midseason bloom; dramatic dark purple-black falls highlight the orange beards with upright purple standards. Very fragrant.

  •  · Great spring flower
  •  · Use for cut flowers
  •  · Great for height in the garden
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Iris germanica Breakers

Iris germanica 'Breakers'

Tall Bearded Iris

Mid-late season blooms;  medium blue with billowing ruffled edges. Prolific bloomer with 8-10 buds per stem; reblooms.

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Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  
30 3" Plug SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Login for Pricing


34-36 in


12-18 in



Iris germanica 'Sharp Dressed Man'
Iris germanica 'Sharp Dressed Man'


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Growth Rate in the Garden


Season of Interest (Flowering)

Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Late Spring / Early Summer


Iris Ensata ( Japanese Iris )

Tall clump-forming plants that prefer moist soil. Plants produce huge flat crepe paper-like flowers. Grow in acidic boggy soil near the water's edge.

Iris Siberica ( Siberian Iris )

Tall clumping Iris with narrow upright foliage. Plants grow best in moist acidic soil but also tolerates drier soil. Generally pest free. Blooms early summer. Excellent for vertical effect in the landscape.

Iris Germanica ( Tall Bearded Iris )

Wonderful spring blooming perennials in a wide assortment of colors. Plants prefer slightly alkaline soil. Plant rhizomes near the soil surface. Drought tolerant. Our plugs have multiple eyes and will finish gallons quickly.

  • Ship mid-March = Early May bloom
  • Ship mid-April = Memorial Day bloom
  • Ship early May = June bloom