The Blue Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. As I was growing up, I looked forward to their showy colors every Spring.

The Blue Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. As I was growing up, I looked forward to their showy colors every Spring.

Tall Bearded Iris 'Grape Expectations'.  Height 36"-48"/90cm-1.20m.  Like all Bearded Irises, it likes a position in full sun with well-drained soil.  It flowers mid-season.

Tall Bearded Iris 'Grape Expectations'. Height 36"-48"/90cm-1.20m. Like all Bearded Irises, it likes a position in full sun with well-drained soil. It flowers mid-season.

Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris).  Grow from bulbs/rhizomes.There are hundreds of species with the majority blooming in spring & early summer.  After 3-4 yrs. the clumps become crowded & don't bloom well.  Dig them out & divide them to start new clumps.

Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris). Grow from bulbs/rhizomes.There are hundreds of species with the majority blooming in spring & early summer. After 3-4 yrs. the clumps become crowded & don't bloom well. Dig them out & divide them to start new clumps.

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