This is the most-sought-after Tall Bearded Iris in recent memory. Blooms are perfectly formed and very wide, with pale coral-pink petals throughout and a light apricot beard. The falls are flaring and lacy. Blessed in addition with incredible vigor and heavy bloom, 'Beverly Sills' easily won awards.
The Dykes Medal is the Nobel prize of the Iris world, given annually to just one Tall Bearded Iris. Plants so recognized are famous for generations, but most important, they are superior garden plants.
Iris is a large genus with upwards of 200 species, which range from inconspicuous wildlings to the extravagant Tall Bearded Iris, which we offer in fall only. Plenty of sun and well-drained soil with a pH near neutral are the primary requirements for their success. Bearded Iris are best planted in the fall because they go dormant in June and are harvested in August. We start shipping bareroot plants in early September, continue to late October for warmer zones. For Zones 3–4 (yes, they are hardy in Zone 3), we recommend early orders, which we will fill in early to mid-September.