Tall Bearded Iris
Sun to mostly sunny, Zones 3-10, deer and rabbit resistant,
drought resistant once established, cat proof* cut flower
*based on personal knowledge, without regard to scientific theory
Bare Root Rhizomes available Summer only
3" Plugs.25 per tray custom grown, shipping Feb. thru
deadline for orders July 30th.
10% donated to:
Virgina Thuston HEALING GARDEN
E Early (mid to
M Mid (late May
to early June)
L Late (early to
Usually repeats bloom
Dykes Medal (Highest award given by the American Iris Society)
John C. Wister Medal
Award of Merit
Planting Tips For Growing Bare Root Rhizomes
nonviable plants?, contact us upon receipt for a one growers credit
* Have your Tall Bearded Iris shipped early so plants have time to establish
a good root system.
* Plant rhizomes in a well-drained soil that has pH of 6.5-7.0, acid soils
should be amended with lime
* from a Midwest grower "Soak rhizomes in a 10% bleach solution for 15-20
minutes upon arrival. Allow to dry before planting"
* Plant the finger-like rhizome
horizontally at the soil surface. After watering, 25-50% of the rhizome should
be above the soil level
* Water sparingly! Excess moisture can cause roots to rot.
Exhibition Quality Notes: Growing / Dividing /
Cutting Back Foliage
*dip all knives / scissors in a container filled with
rubbing alcohol, or something similar, between cuts
* cut back foliage to 4" in fall
3" Plugs: In colder zones keep in a unheated area
until ready to plant, they easily survive last frosts with ease.
2nd year plants form 3" plugs
Left: Iris Batik
Right: Iris Beverly Sills
these super strong grown plugs laugh at the
winter, remember to cut back in the fall, it's great disease prevention
1Tall Bearded Iris,
Iris ‘Clarence’, 'Feed Back'
, 'Gypsy Romance', Hemistiched re-bloomer,
g. Night Ruler, Play with Fire,
6Iris Savannah Sunset,
7Iris pallida Argentea