We don't always go in for bicolors, but this is one we couldn't resist. Its blue-violet falls are topped by canary yellow standards for a lively but harmonious combination. If you share our enthusiasm for these blooms, you'll have plenty to enjoy, as each 35in stem bears up to 9 buds.
Iris is a large genus with upwards of 200 species, which range from inconspicuous wildlings to the extravagant. 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.