- Bearded Iris Plant Name- Botanical Name – Bearded Iris – Iris germanica Hardy Planting Zones- 4-10 Sun or Shade –Full Sun Mature Height – 30” to 36” Mature Width- 12” to 24” Bloom Season – May Gardener Status- Beginner Soil Type- Light sandy soil.
IRIS HYBRIDA - BEARDED IRIS
The Bearded Iris Plant
The bearded iris is a beautiful flower with drooping purple flowers. Some breeds of the bearded iris also produce yellow flowers. They are one of the most popular items in a garden because of there ease of cultivation and transplanting. Deer are also no threat to the bearded iris. The bearded iris can live in almost any climate and soil type, making it one of the most commonly seen garden plants all over the world. They are easily found all over the United States and Europe in most flower shops. It is best to plant the bearded iris in late Summer and wait until Spring to see the fruits of your labor. It is best to plant in the late Summer so that the plant has plenty of time to establish their roots before the Winter chills. The plants will usually be seen the following Spring, but it sometimes takes two years for them to grow. The bearded iris does best with about 8 hours of sunlight per day, meaning it is best to plant them in just a little bit of shade. The hotter the climate, the more shade the plant needs to thrive. They also do the best in well-drained soil, meaning a gardener should plant them on a slight slope or elevated bed. Bearded Iris grows great in the full sunlight and well-drained soil. These are wonderful magnificent wildflowers and will come back every year. The bearded iris is a show stopper when it comes to anyone yard because it can stand erect and tall. Each flower comes in purple, red or yellow. Each petal has the darker color on the outside and a lighter tone in the middle. It can be planted alone or mixed with other flowers. Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 4 feet Sunlight: full sun light Blooming: early to late summer Soil Conditions: well drained soils Ships As: Bareroot Plant