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Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Blue Theme

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Diva of the late spring garden, Bearded Irises grow and show well in any garden setting that meets their cultural needs. Pairing them with companion plants such as perennials, flower bulbs or even ornamental grasses, accent each other in shape, texture, height or color and enhance the beauty of your borders.

This plant combination, in shades of blues includes 5 ravishing Tall Bearded Irises with different flowering seasons for a longer display, 'Best Bet' (Early Season), 'Stairway to Heaven' (Early Midseason), 'Yaquina Blue' (Midseason', 'Immortality' (Midseason)  and 'Queen's Circle' (Late Midseason), the architectural Lupine 'Noble Maid', the blue blossoms of Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' and Cornflowers (Centaurea montana), the pristine white blooms of Peony 'Miss America' (Paeonia lactiflora) as well as one of the prettiest ornamental onions, Allium caeruleum.

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Most plants have received prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Centaurea - Cornflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Centaurea - Cornflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


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