IRIS
About Iris:
As a garden plant, it doesn't really get less demanding than Iris.  The bearded types rarely require supplemental
watering or fertilization after they're established...usually after the first full year.   Pest and disease issues are
relatively few.  Little input from the gardener is required, other than occasional removal of yellowed or dead
leaves.  
There are a few things that will make gardening with bearded Iris more successful.  One, the rhizome (the
thickened bulb-like structure at the base of the leaf fans) needs to have the top visible above the soil line.  Two,
bearded Iris cannot tolerate "wet feet."  Soggy conditions for extended periods can lead to rot and rapid
mortality.  Three, plant in full sun to ensure your Iris perform their best.  "Full sun" means 6 hours of direct sun
or more daily.  And four, give them room.  There are few sights more striking than masses of Iris in bloom.

Thumbnails below can be clicked for their full sized renditions...and each variety name is a link to a page of info
on it.  Availability of each variety will appear on another page on this site.   Please note that bloom times are
approximate; regional and weather differences will affect exact timing.  Also, please note that while some
varieties have rebloom potential, many factors influence whether they will bloom a second time in a given
year...thus, rebloom (remontancy) cannot be guaranteed.
Beardless page
coming soon!
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Aardvark Lark
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Alpenview
Armageddon
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Back On Stage
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Blue Hour
Blueberry Tart
Broad Shoulders
Brazilian Holiday
Cantina
Champagne
Elegance
Chartres
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Copatonic
Crystal Gazer
Dancing Spree
Dangerous Mood
Dawn to Dusk
Devil's Riot
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Fortunate Son
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Grand Canyon Sunset
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Immortality
Italian Velvet
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Lyrique
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Mean Streak
Millennium Falcon
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Neutron Dance
Orange King
Orinoco Flow
Over Alaska
Pagan Dance
Passion and Purity
Poet's Rhyme
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Radiant Apogee
Rodeo Girl
Royal Snowcap
Secret Rites
Sharpshooter
Silken Trim
Squid Squirt
Starring
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