Bearded Irises are flowering in a rainbow of colors. These late spring bloomers have three upright petals and three that curve downward. They’re called “Bearded” because the hanging petals have a fuzzy strip on them like a beard. Irises grow from rhizomes which are like long, thin potatoes. They multiply quickly and can be separated, so after a few years you’ll have lots of them.
Several of my Iris are heirloom plants handed down from my Grandfather to my Mother to me. He may have gotten these from his Mother. Who knows how old they are?
The yellow Iris is a family favorite.
The bronze was my Grandmother's favorite Iris.
This one is new, but I love the vivid blue.