Plant Family / Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises
Iris germanica (Bearded Iris) are showy garden additions with their attractive swordlike leaves and incredibly beautiful flowers. Blooming in early summer, with some Iris varieties reblooming later in the summer, they are easy to grow and low maintenance plants. Bearded Irises are available in a wide range of size (from dwarf bearded iris to tall bearded iris), color, some are fragrant, all are fabulous!
Well named, the onlooker is challenged not to have a crush on this beauty! Iris 'Absolute Crush' is ravishingly beautiful with its delicately ruffled, powder puff standards, slightly brushed with creamy-yellow, and elegantly sitting atop pale jacaranda falls which contrast with the tangerine beard.
Noted for its tall stature and sweet fragrance, award-winner Iris 'Absolute Treasure' is a very impressive bearded iris with heavily ruffled sky blue standards floating above slightly paler falls and pleasantly contrasting with the white beard white, tipped gold. A definite diva in the spring garden. 42 inches tall (105 cm).
Putting on two fabulous shows in spring and early fall, Iris 'Autumn Tryst' is an incredibly beautiful and distinctive iris with white blossoms, attractively overlaid with rosy lavender at their edges and exhibiting a delicate pale yellow beard.
Incredibly vigorous, award-winning Iris 'Black Gamecock' (Louisiana Iris) is quite striking with its huge, velvety deep purple flowers, 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), adorned with delicate gold highlights on each petal. Blooming between late spring and mid summer (depending on the region), this southern native will multiply quickly if sited properly
Noted for the dark velvety texture and great substance of its beautifully formed and lightly ruffled flowers, award-winning Iris 'Black Swan' adds drama in the garden with its deep purple standards and dark purple, almost black falls. Its thick, wide beard, created by a blending of purple and yellow hairs, gives depth and richness to the lustrous dark flowers.
Sweet orange blossom fragrance! Iris 'Champagne Elegance' is an incredibly beautiful and distinctive iris with its near-white standards, contrasting with soft apricot ruffled falls and a delicate amber beard.
Noted for its vigor and beauty, Iris 'Champagne Walz' adds a ray of sunshine in the spring garden. This midseason iris features creamy white falls adorned with an apricot yellow ribbon around their gently ruffled edges, and crowned by apricot-yellow standards.