Tall majestic spikes of pure white flowers accentuated with a tangerine-red beard are of classic tall bearded iris form. A additional benefit is the delicate fragrance that most tall bearded iris possess. Bearded irises do best in full sun, well drained soils in Chicago area landscapes. Typically a planting will need to be divided every 3 to 4 years to provide enough fresh soil to support the heavy flower production. Iris borers can be a challenge for some gardeners and if present please consult your local nurseryman or call the Plant Information Desk at Chicago Botanic Garden for the latest in recommended control measures.
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies