With a little planning, bearded iris adds nonstop spring color.
Must-have bearded irises
Bearded irises create so much vibrant spring color all throughout the garden. That’s because there’s more to choose from than classic tall bearded iris. Find out more about a few of the varieties, when they bloom and where to put them. Planting some of each type will ensure long-lasting interest and lots of flowers!
Iris spp. and hybrids
Blooms Purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, and white in bicolor and many combinations from early to late spring
Light Full sun
Pests Leaf spot, iris borer
Size 4 to 48 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide
Cold-hardy USDA zones 3 to 8
Heat-tolerant AHS zones 8 to 1
Published: March 29, 2016
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