Plant Type: Perennials
Highly ruffled yellow blooms gleam brightly in the summer sun. It's among the first to bloom in spring, and then reblooms dependably through the summer. Tall, and the flower color lightens around the beard for a subtle bicolor effect. Fragrant.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Bearded Irises will not tolerate "wet feet" (too much water will cause the rhizomes to rot) and require very well-drained soil at all times of the year. Irises are generally heavy feeders and should be fertilized 3 times per year: first in the spring when new growth appears, second right after blooming, and third in the fall. When planting them for the first time or when transplanting, use a no-nitrogen fertilizer such as 0-10-10 worked into the soil.
Soil Moisturelow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Naturalizing, Border or Bed, Mass Planting
Bloom TimeMid spring
Critter ResistanceResistance to rabbit, squirrel, and deer