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Iris hybrid (Miniature Tall Bearded)

Miniature Tall Bearded Iris, Table Iris
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials


A large and remarkably diverse group of 200 to 300 species, varying in flower color and form, cultural needs, and blooming periods (although the majority flower in spring or early summer). Leaves are swordlike or grasslike. Flowers (fragrant, in many kinds) are showy and complex in structure.

Iris hybrid (Miniature Tall Bearded)

These grow to 15–28 in. high and flower with tall beardeds, usualy in May. Their small flowers are 2–3 in. wide, their foliage narrow, and their stems pencil-thin. They look just like tall bearded iris, but are smaller. These are good for cutting and arrangements—hence their original name “Table irises”—and because they’re smaller, they’re easier to handle in modest arrangements.

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