Iris hybrid (Bearded)
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 (Bearded)
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced a vast array of beautiful hybrids. All have upright standards and flaring to pendent falls that have characteristicepaulettelike beards. Tall bearded irises are the mostfamiliar of these, but they represent just one subdivision of the entire group. Eating any part of these causes gastric upset, and plants have poisoned livestock; in addition, some people get contact dermatitis from handling the rhizomes.
This plant has very fragrant magenta-and-goldflowers on plants to 16 in. high.
Native to Central America, West Indies. Easy-to-grow, dependable plants that bloom in summer and fall;...
This low-growing, weedy plant from Europe has bright green leaves and 1/2-in., brick red flowers. Has ...