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Iris ‘Champagne Elegance’ (Reblooming Bearded Iris)

Tall Bearded Iris 'Champagne Elegance', Iris Germanica 'Champagne Elegance', Early Midseason Irises

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Iris ‘Champagne Elegance’ is an incredibly beautiful and distinctive iris with its near-white standards, contrasting with soft apricot ruffled falls and a delicate amber beard. Rising 33 inches high (82 cm) atop a lovely blue-green sword-shaped foliage, it is also a wonderful reblooming iris with a sweet orange blossom fragrance. 

  • Easy to grow, it is deer and rabbit resistant, and quite drought tolerant once established.
  • Won the Honorable Mention Award in 1989 and the Award of Merit in 1991 as an indication of its many fabulous qualities.
  • Profuse bloomer, it produces up to 7-10 buds per stem and will bring its glorious and glamorous blooms in late spring or early summer and rebloom in late summer or early fall.
  • Performs best in full sun in humus-richmedium moisturewell-drained soilsTolerates light shade, but best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Good soil drainage is essential to prevent rot issues.
  • Grows from creeping rhizomes that store food produced by the sword-shaped, semi-evergreen leaves and form large clumps over time.
  • A welcomed addition to herbaceous borderssunny courtyards, or urban gardens where the sword-like foliage and vibrant color will combine harmoniously with the stones and angular hardscaping. Roses also provide a lovely backdrop for this tall variety.
  • The best time to plant bearded irises is July through September. Container-grown iris can be planted in the spring.
  • All parts may cause discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Bearded irises are classified by height and flower size into 6 groups. Since these groups bloom at slightly different times, combining specimens from different groups will extend your color display for a couple of weeks.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris germanica
Common names Iris, Bearded Iris
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ (Louisiana Iris)
Iris ‘Black Swan’ (Bearded Iris)
Iris ‘Quechee’ (Bearded Iris)
Iris ‘Hold My Hand’ (Bearded Iris)
Iris ‘Twilight Rapture’ (Bearded Iris)
Iris ‘Imperial Reign’ (Bearded Iris)

Recommended Companion Plants

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Black Barlow’ (Columbine)
Orlaya grandiflora (White Lace Flower)
Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ (Cranesbill)
Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ (Plume Thistle)
Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ (Wallflower)
Lupinus ‘The Governor’ (Lupine)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Iris germanica
Common names Iris, Bearded Iris
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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