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    Bearded Iris

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    Welcome to our stunning Bearded Iris collection, featuring an exquisite selection of spring-flowering bulbs that will bring vibrant colors and unique charm to your garden. Planting Bearded Iris bulbs in your garden is an excellent way to herald the arrival of spring, as they bloom from April to June, filling your landscape with their dramatic presence. Easy to grow and maintain, these perennials are drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and thrive in well-drained soil with full sun exposure.

    Indulge in the timeless allure of the Immortality Bearded Iris, featuring pure white petals and a sweet fragrance. Experience the enchantment of Sugar Blues Bearded Iris, with its captivating blend of deep purple and blue hues. Transform your garden with these extraordinary spring-flowering bulbs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Bearded Iris can be successfully planted during both spring and fall, offering flexibility to accommodate different growing preferences and regional climate variations. In regions with milder winters, fall planting is often recommended. This allows the rhizomes, the thickened underground stems of the Iris, to establish strong root systems before the onset of winter. These roots promote stability and prepare the plant for robust spring growth and flowering.

    Alternatively, in areas with harsh winters, spring planting after the last frost is advisable. This timing prevents potential frost damage to the newly planted rhizomes. Spring planting harnesses the energy of the growing season, facilitating quicker establishment and often resulting in blooms in the same year.

    Bearded Iris bulbs, or rhizomes, should be planted with the top of the rhizome slightly exposed, just at or slightly below the soil surface. This allows the rhizome to receive adequate sunlight for photosynthesis while also ensuring proper root development.

    Space the rhizomes about 12 to 18 inches apart to ensure adequate room for growth and prevent overcrowding. Proper spacing also promotes better air circulation around the plants, reducing the risk of diseases and pests.

    Bearded Iris flowers thrive in full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to produce their stunning blooms. These plants need plenty of light to photosynthesize effectively and generate energy for their growth and flowering.

    However, in regions with hotter climates, Bearded Iris can tolerate partial shade, especially during the hottest parts of the day. Providing some afternoon shade can help protect the plants from extreme heat and prevent potential damage to the flowers and foliage.

    During the first few weeks after planting Bearded Iris bulbs, it's crucial to water them regularly to encourage healthy root development. This initial watering helps the bulbs acclimate to their new environment and ensures they have sufficient moisture to support growth.

    Once established, Bearded Iris plants are relatively drought-tolerant and require less frequent watering. Generally, water them every 7 to 10 days, depending on the rainfall and soil conditions in your area. Keep in mind that Bearded Iris prefers well-drained soil, so be cautious not to overwater and create conditions that could lead to rot or disease.

    Bearded Iris bulbs should be divided every 3 to 4 years to promote healthy growth and flowering. Dividing the rhizomes in late summer, after the plants have finished blooming, will help prevent overcrowding and encourage better blooms in the following seasons.

    To divide Bearded Iris bulbs, gently dig up the rhizomes, being careful not to damage the roots. Separate the rhizomes by breaking or cutting them apart, ensuring each division has at least one healthy fan of leaves and a section of healthy root. Replant the divided rhizomes in well-draining soil, spaced appropriately for optimal growth.

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