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Must-have bearded irises

By: Garden Gate staff
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!

 

Bearded Irises

Iris spp. and hybrids

Type Perennial

Blooms Purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, and white in bicolor and many combinations from early to late spring

Light Full sun

Soil Well-drained

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

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