bearded iris


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bearded iris

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Any of various irises characterized by a conspicuous region of hairs or hairlike structures at the base of each of the three outer drooping perianth segments.
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Noun1.bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
Florentine iris, Iris florentina, Iris germanica florentina, orris - German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
Iris germanica, German iris - a large iris with purple or white flowers, native to central and southern Europe
German iris, Iris kochii - iris of northern Italy having deep blue-purple flowers; similar to but smaller than Iris germanica
Dalmatian iris, Iris pallida - European iris having soft lilac-blue flowers
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Iris germanica, commonly called German or bearded iris, is a flamboyant, late-spring bloomer with glamorous flowers made up of parts with names such as standards, falls and beards.
LIFT and divide large clumps of bearded iris more than four years old.
IRIS 'VICTORIA FALLS' There's something very graceful about the tall bearded iris with its ruffled petals balancing on elegant sword-shaped leaves.
Dig, divide, and transplant bearded iris. This should be done every three to five years.
EASY Lift and divide large clumps of bearded iris that are more than four years old.
for Allan Rubenstein (1947-1992) The garden is the picture I hoped it would be-- tulips, freesia, bearded iris, the Belle of Portugal, porcelain blooms down the eucalyptus, falling like Steichen's heavy roses.
Divide clumps of bearded iris and harvest spinach, peas, beets, carrots, salads, potatoes and globe artichokes.
You perhaps are more familiar with perennials such as arabis, ground phlox, bleeding hearts (particularly magnificent this year), epimedium, dwarf bearded iris and a host of others waiting to be included in your landscape.
"This is a fairly modern addition to the castle, although - in World War II, for example - we know that the moat was dug over to grow vegetables for the local community!" Plants within the garden include some more unusual varieties, including the Glandular Globe Thistle, Orange Day Lily and Bearded Iris.
If there is an old fashioned yellow bearded iris in your garden, check if it has a distinct lemon scent.
The iris, or more specifically, the bearded iris, would be my choice.
Groom beards LIFT and divide large clumps of bearded iris more than four years old.