Sign up for free

"I love Shoot. As part of a gardening community I can't wait to show it off new blooms in my garden diary."

– Angela , Ayrshire

Iris 'Mother Earth' (Iris 'Mother Earth')

Skill rating
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Botanical name: Iris 'Mother Earth'

Other names: Iris 'Mother Earth', Bearded iris 'Mother Earth', Tall bearded iris 'Mother Earth', Reblooming bearded iris 'Mother Earth', German reblooming iris 'Mother Earth'

Genus: Iris

Variety or Cultivar: 'Mother Earth' _ 'Mother Earth' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with upright, strap-like, blue-green leaves and flowers with pale pink standards above lilac falls and orange beards blooming in spring and again from late summer to mid-autumn.

Iris 'Mother Earth' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-pink, Orange, Lilac in Spring; Lilac, Pale-pink, Orange in Summer; Pale-pink, Orange, Lilac in Autumn

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Iris rhizome rot

General care

Pruning: Cut down spent flower stems. Remove dead foliage in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Iris 'Mother Earth' (Iris 'Mother Earth') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Roof terrace, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Will perform best in full sun in well-drained, neutral or slightly acidic loam. Divide and replant every three years.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Use My Plant Check to see if this plant is a good match for your garden

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

Close panel
In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator


Cancel and close this form
Suitable for your garden?
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Loamy, Sandy Tell us...
Soil drainage: Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: South Tell us...
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Hardy (H4) Tell us...


To add a comment, ask a question and read all discussions about this plant...

Join shoot's community


Iris 'Indian Chief'
£ 6.50
Iris 'Jane Philips'
£ 4.50
Iris Chrysographes 'Black Knight'
£ 6.95
Iris 'Bold Print'
£ 4.50
Iris Versicolor
£ 5.95
Iris 'White City'
£ 4.50

Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Sign up for free

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login

To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

Sign up for free

or Login