You'll find nearly every shade or combination of colors among this beloved group of June-blooming plants. In fact, the name Iris comes from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This sampler is a good value and includes one each of six different varieties, our choice, in a wide spectrum.
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 Irises 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.