It’s a magical time in the garden when bearded iris flowers unfurl their pencil-thin buds to reveal a kaleidoscope of color that begins as early as March in warmer regions. Depending on the type of bearded iris, they can bloom into June. Some species even flower again in late summer and autumn.
It’s easy to see why people are so passionate about irises. This very diverse group of plants offers beautiful flowers. In addition to their long flowering period, bearded irises come in an incredible variety of colors and patterns. These plants get their name from a patch of soft bristles on the lower petals of the flowers.