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Bearded Iris

Botanical Name
Iris hybrids - formerly Iris germanica
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 10
Height
4 inches to 4 feet tall
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: wide range of colors, three inner upright segments are standards, 3 outer segments are falls
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space 6-24 inches apart, plant singly or in groups of three
Problems
Iris borer, bacterial soft rot, fungal leaf spot
Varieties
  • Miniature Dwarf - earliest, small flower, 4-10"
  • Standard Dwarf Bearded - blooms 7-10 days later, 10-15"
  • Intermediate - blooms next, 15-28"
  • Tall Bearded - over 28", last to bloom
  • Remontant - repeat blooms in fall

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