Want to grow an easy-care flower that is deer resistant and simple to care for? Look no further than the bearded iris. Here's how to grow them!
Bearded irises are easy to grow flowers that bloom in spring.
The flowers are absolutely beautiful I mean look at those petals! Follow these tips to grow these gorgeous blooms.
Plant them in a sunny site with well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
While they love direct sunlight with a full day of sun, they can also grow and bloom well in partial shade locations too. They prefer soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline soils, with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.
Water your bearded irises regularly, making sure to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged as you don’t want them to get a fungal disease.
I generally don’t fertilize my irises and focus more on good soil quality with lots of compost, leaf mold, and other organic matter.
Prune old blooms and stalks promptly after flowering so the iris devotes energy to growth. If you have a reblooming iris, removing the old flowers and stalks encourages another set of blooms.
Follow along to learn more about growing bearded irises.