Category Archives: Growing Bearded Iris

Evaluating Iris Seedlings

Even the amateur hybridizer should have some knowledge of what characteristics improve the quality of the iris flower.  This knowledge should assist the amateur in determining what to aim for and how to best evaluate the resulting seedlings.  Color The … Continue reading

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Prepare your Iris Beds and Grow Healthy Vigorous Iris!

Look what I caught hanging out inside one of my rubber boots this week!  A sure sign that spring is on its way!   Time to start preparing your iris beds!   The three most important ingredients for growing healthy and … Continue reading

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Growing Bearded Irises from Seed

There are a number of different methods of planting iris seeds.  The easiest method is to plant them outdoors in a sunny location in rows.  The soil should be prepared the same as that prepared for planting iris rhizomes.  Seeds … Continue reading

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What to Do With a Bearded Iris Seed Pod

After pollen has been placed on the stigmatic lip of the bearded iris seed parent, the pollen grains must then sprout and grow a long, hollow tube down into the ovary where the ovules, or potential seeds, are fertilized.  If … Continue reading

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How Do Reblooming Iris Differ From Once Blooming Iris?

There are six types of reblooming iris: ·rebloomers or remontants bloom more than once in a season.  Iris classifications with rebloomer characteristics:  Miniature Dwarf Bearded, Standard Dwarf Bearded, Intermediate Bearded, Miniature Tall Bearded, Border Bearded, Tall Bearded, and beardless varieties. … Continue reading

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