Iris germanica ‘Buckwheat’

(Buckwheat Bearded Iris)


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Buckwheat’ is a reblooming (or remontant) tall bearded iris which typically grows to 36″ tall and slowly spreads by rhizomes. Standards are light yellow and falls are medium yellow with greenish-tan tinge. Yellow beard. Ruffled. Slight fragrance. The time and duration of the rebloom may vary considerably by climatic region, however.

Tall Bearded Reblooming Irises are bred to rebloom, but rebloom is not guaranteed. Reblooming is dependent upon a large number of factors including geographic location, climatic conditions, soil type, fertility, disease presence, plant maturity and cultural practices. Reblooming irises may not rebloom every year.


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Best grown in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Plants will tolerate light shade. Good soil drainage is essential to combat potential soft rot problems. Avoid use of mulch for the same reason. Heavy clay soils must be amended prior to planting (e.g., add gypsum, coarse sand, organic matter) or raised plantings should be considered. Plant rhizomes shallowly (cover with 1/2” soil) and 12-24” apart in mid to late summer (July to early September). Fertilize lightly in early spring. Avoid overhead watering. Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove flowering stems to the ground after bloom. Divide plants immediately after flowering when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Buckwheat Bearded Iris

Botanical Name

Iris germanica 'Buckwheat'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun




12 to 18"

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color

Yellow and white, yellow



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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