Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is one of those pretty flowers we start seeing in springtime typically blooming from April until June. They offer showy blossoms in an array of colors including pink, yellow, blue, violet, white, red and orange and are relatively easy to grow. What they like is a nice sunny spot to grow, six hours of sunlight a day is best. In North Carolina, planting bearded Iris during the months of July to September will allow the plant time to become established before winter.
They will also need room to spread, so spacing them 16-18 inches apart will allow them plenty of room. Bearded Iris comes in a range of sizes from miniature dwarf to tall and are approximately 8 inches in height to approximately 40 inches in height. They have large, floppy flowers and can have ruffled outer edges. There are many cultivars to choose from including some that re-bloom in summer and fall. Bearded Iris is a great colorful addition for your Raleigh garden or perennial border.