Iris (Iris spp.)
Iris Plant FeaturesGrow your own rainbow! It's easy when you add a mix of bearded iris in your garden. This reliable spring bloomer flourishes in full sun and comes in a seemingly endless selection of colors and bi-colors. Some are even fragrant. Bearded iris also has broad, strap-like foliage that looks great in the garden even when the plants are not in bloom. The plants grow 18 to 36 inches tall and slowly grow bigger and better each year. Hummingbirds also appreciate the nectar-rich flowers of bearded iris. Bearded iris is generally deer and rabbit resistant. Hardy from zone 3-8
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Iris Growing InstructionsBearded iris likes an exposed location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. The plant prefers well-drained soil because the thick roots (called rhizomes) can rot in constantly wet soil. Dig and divide the plant every few years as rhizomes get crowded and the center of the plant starts to die out. Fertilize the plants in the early spring with a sprinkling of slow-release granular fertilizer.
Bearded iris is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Super-easy to grow
Complement your IrisClematis
Plant Bearded Iris near a Clematis vine and enjoy the vertical flower show every spring.
Peony and Bearded Iris make great companions because they produce fragrant flowers at the same time and match each other in height.
Cranesbill Geranium makes a good companion for Bearded Iris.