BEARDED IRIS BULBS
BEARDED IRIS RHIZOMES
The bearded iris is aptly named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because the iris come in every color in the rainbow and then some. This beautiful flower also comes in many subcategories like tall bearded, intermediate bearded, short bearded, miniature bearded and border bearded. All of which are distinguished by their stature. Come check out out the different varieties we carry of bearded iris here at City Floral Garden Center.
Bearded iris plants need to be planted in full sun. They love it!
Bearded iris flowers grow best in a well-draining soil. Spread 2″ of peat moss and blend with existing soil to help with drainage.
Bearded iris rhizomes like to be fertilized right after being planted. Usually put fertilizer 2″ below the rhizomes in order to promote rooting.
We suggest Espoma Organic Bulb-tone
Bearded iris flowers can bloom anytime between early spring and late summer depending on the variety.
Planting bearded iris rhizomes can be quite tricky. Plant between 1 – 2 inches or so the part of the rhizome is above ground.
Make sure to plant bearded iris rhizomes according to the package.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR BEARDED IRIS RHIZOMES
- Bearded Iris flowers need to be planted in full sun.
- Bearded Iris rhizomes and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil you are planting in with organic material such as compost, manure or we suggest peat moss.
- Make sure to plant your bearded iris rhizomes are planted at least 6 weeks before the ground freezes. The earlier in late summer or early fall you can plant the better results you’ll get.
- Bearded iris rhizomes will multiply over time so that’s why it’s important you plant according to instructions.
- Water the planted area immediately after planting but no additional watering in fall or spring is necessary. With too much water bearded iris rhizomes could get root rot.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH BEARDED IRIS RHIZOMES
DWARF IRIS – The dwarf iris is a wonderfully little guy that blooms early spring and gives the illusion of little butterflies hovering just above the ground. They come in many gorgeous colors, elegant forms, and distinct markings that the dwarf iris is often a welcome sign that spring is on it’s way.
HYACINTH – Hyacinths are the perfect flower for those looking to add some fragrance to their garden. The combination of gorgeous colorful and showy blooms with the sweet fragrance that permeates the air makes them a must have for every gardener.
CROCUS – Crocus flowers are always first to the spring party, and in some cases will bloom in January. These gorgeous flowers will push through the snow and put on a show that reminds you that spring is just around the corner.