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Although the bearded Iris varieties (Iris Barbata hybrids) are already a classic among the perennials in all the colors of the rainbow, growers are once again looking forward to unusual creations. In the meantime, there are a particularly large number of two-tone, ruffled folded novelties on the market - all wind and weather-tested. Even the hot summer does not bother them at all. Heat and dryness keep these newcomers without problems. They only need to be watered occasionally in the first year of planting.
Plant bearded iris correctly
Irises should stand on loose, water-permeable soil
Plant the root pieces (rhizomes) best in a warm, sunny bed. The soil should be loose and permeable to water. In heavy soils or in regions rich in precipitation, you can work in about 20 centimeters deep a drainage layer of coarse sand. If you then set the iris to a small increase, the excess water can drain easily. The root pieces are horizontal in the ground and should be covered only about one centimeter thick with earth. Calculate the place not too tight: at least 40 centimeters should be the distance between the individual plants.
Styling tips for Beard Iris
The Bearded Iris 'Beverly Sils' has won several awards and looks particularly good with purple ornamental lilac
Monochromatic irises are particularly effective in larger groups, while eye-catching bicoloured specimens look good even in groups of five. If you want to add a bit of variety to the bed, plants that tolerate drought are just as good: steppe sage (Salvia nemorosa), common lily (Asphodeline) or ornamental (Allium). Iris and lavender are, as far as the flowering time, so to speak, the handle in the hand: no sooner are the last flowers of the iris withered, they are already replaced by those of lavender. Beware of perennials such as red yarrow (Achillea millefolium) or spurwort (Centranthus) - they have a very engaging nature and can easily overgrow the iris rhizomes. Just keep enough distance, then you are on the safe side.
Tip: There are also varieties that bloom twice! This property is called "remounting". Among the remontierenden varieties include the white 'Lugano', the white-apricot-colored 'Champagne Elegance' and the purple 'Suky'. Good conditions for a second flower: a place in the sun with loose soil and immediate removal of blooms. If the summer is extremely dry and hot, you should pour the plant - contrary to the usual iris practice - thoroughly.
In our gallery you will find nice suggestions for Bartiris:
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Bartiris with bright colors
'Cats Eye' in different purple and purple tones
'Champagne Elegance' in white-apricot (remonting)
'Lugano' in snow white (remonting)
'Noctambule' shows the strongest color contrast with pure white and black violet
'Hot Spice' with a striking red and orange pattern
'Rosalie Figge' in bright violet red
'Lovely Again' in lilac
'Cerf Volant' in bright yellow and dark red
'Thriller' in violet
'Wolrd Premier' in pure white and violet blue