Category Archives: Tall 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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Create Your Own Irises!

It is possible for even amateurs to create their own irises by hybridizing!  It really is easy because irises are easily pollinated, the seed sets readily, and it is even easy to grow the seed. You never know if your … Continue reading

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The Beauty and Function of the Iris Flower

The beauty of the iris bloom is captivating; and we are all desirous of owning the latest hybridized beauty.  Seldom do we consider nature’s design in the function of these beautiful flowers.  Flowers are specialized in shape and are designed … Continue reading

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Can irises be planted in Spring?

Bearded irises are really very undemanding; however, they are very responsive and rewarding when provided the proper care they deserve. To get the most reward from growing bearded irises, the gardener should understand the growth cycle of the rhizome. •Bearded … Continue reading

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