This group of delightful irises fills the flowering period and size gap between Dwarf Bearded and Tall Bearded irises. These are the most vigorous bearded irises blooming from late May to early June. The flower colours are less comprehensive to those of taller irises, but they are equally as rich, with lots of pure blues, whites and purples. They carry the flowers on strong stems well above a dense clump of leaves. The density of the leafy clump means that other plants are less likely to crawl between the iris clump and cover the all all important rhizome that creates flowers for the following year. These are the irises I grow further back in a border with other perennials, a position that does not always suit taller, with less leafy irises.
Left to right: Iris 'Star in The Night', Iris 'Dazzling', Iris 'Fathom'