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Ideal Companions for Your Bearded Iris Beds

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Purple Iris Beds. If you like this garden, read our article on getting more iris blooms in your own garden at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=1150

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from Better Homes and Gardens

How to Grow, Maintain, and Divide Bearded Iris

If you want to grow bearded iris in your yard or garden, this article is a must-read, because it includes everything you need to know about growing irises. We’ll teach you how to grow, maintain, and divide bearded iris, which is one of the most elegant flowers for spring and summer.

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from NYTimes.com

A Beautiful Mind

Federico Forquet's garden - A path shaded by olive trees and flanked by Florentine irises leads from the main house to the studio.

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'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta): some of the foliage and the stems are purple. It's a siberian iris, so no beard. Flower is also purple. Tubers on eBay.

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~~Raven Girl Black Iris ~ this jet-black iris is the latest addition to a sixty-three year line of dark breeding, delightful bouncy ruffles grace the petals and each stem yields a magnificent 8-12 buds on three branches plus a spur | Schreiner's Iris Gardens~~

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Plant your rhizomes at or just barely below the surface of the ground. Bearded Irises should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are visible and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. However, in extremely hot climates or with very light soils, cover rhizomes with up to one inch of soil.

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