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Re-Blooming Bearded Iris- Collection of Three
Pure as Gold | Immortality | Final Episode Reblooming Bearded Iris varieties

The big news about Bearded Iris has been the development of reblooming Bearded Iris varieties. Now gardeners can enjoy a late spring splash of color and look forward to a second flush of flowers in early to mid-fall.

Just be sure to 'deadhead' the faded flower spikes promptly so the plants will have time to form new flowers later. Reblooming Iris are heavy feeders and benefit from a light topdressing of compost and Yum Yum Mix applied just after "deadheading" the plants. Scratch in the compost/Yum Yum Mix lightly and water thoroughly to melt the nutrients into the soil.

Reblooming Bearded Iris Varieties

'Pure as Gold' - the stunning color of this award winning golden yellow Iris comes two times per season. Reported to be one of the most reliably reblooming varieties, 'Pure as Gold' is a medium-tall plant (30 - 33 in.) with large, ruffled flowers.

'Immortality' - big, pure white flowers with yellow whiskers on the falls make this reblooming Iris a garden standout. Fragrant flowers are held on medium tall (26 - 28 in.) flower spikes.

'Final Episode' - a reblooming bi-colored variety, the flowers have light yellow standard petals sitting on top of violet-shading-to-blue falls. A robust grower, 'Final Episode' is tall, blooming at a height of 34 -35 in.

Re-Blooming Bearded Iris
Ziggy| Ragtop | Stellar Lights Reblooming Bearded Iris varieties

'Ziggy' - this reblooming variety has yellow (with a touch of tan) standard petals held over streaked white and purple falls. Lightly fragrant, 'Ziggy' blooms at a height of 28-29 in.

'Ragtop' - a beautiful bi-color variety with white standard petals on top of deep blue falls, the orange-red "beard" stands out like a beacon. A tall rebloomer, 'Ragtop' has 36 in. tall flower spikes.

'Stellar Lights' - the flowers of this stunning blue-purple reblooming variety are marked with eye-catching white whiskers as the center of the fall petals. 'Stellar Lights' is a tall Iris blooming at a height of 35 - 36" inches.

  1. Customer Photo, Purple Iris germanica Rockstar, Iris germanica Rockstar, Rockstar Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

    A re-blooming beared Iris with raspberry-rose standards and ruffled, pale apricot falls edged with a rich raspberry-rose border. Re-blooms in zones 7-9.Drought resistant/drought tol...

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    A re-blooming beared Iris with raspberry-rose standards and ruffled, pale apricot falls edged with a rich raspberry-rose border. Re-blooms in zones 7-9.Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  2. Bearded Iris Millennium Sunrise

    Millennium Sunrise Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a bright apricot/yellow Bearded Iris with large, picture perfect blooms. Iris germanica Millennium Sunrise has classically formed ...

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    Millennium Sunrise Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a bright apricot/yellow Bearded Iris with large, picture perfect blooms. Iris germanica Millennium Sunrise has classically formed petals with laced and serrated edges, making it a garden standout. A prolific bloomer. 38-40" tall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Pair with Bearded Iris Dance The Night Away for a stunning combination.
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  3. Bearded Iris Paul Black, Iris germanica Paul Black

    Paul Black Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a stunning dark purple variety, with dark orange beards that creates a striking color combination. A tall Iris, Iris germanica Paul Black ...

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    Paul Black Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a stunning dark purple variety, with dark orange beards that creates a striking color combination. A tall Iris, Iris germanica Paul Black has large flowers and excellent ruffled form and is a prolific bloomer. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric). 40"-44"tall.
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  4. Bearded Iris pallida Variegata Gold

    Iris pallida 'Variegata Gold is a highly prized Bearded Iris grown for its fragrant, violet-blue flowers and striking tri-colored foliage, striped with ribbons of green, white and cr...

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    Iris pallida 'Variegata Gold is a highly prized Bearded Iris grown for its fragrant, violet-blue flowers and striking tri-colored foliage, striped with ribbons of green, white and creamy yellow. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  5. Bearded Iris Merchant Marine, Iris germanica Merchant Marine

    Merchant Marine Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a vigorous grower and heavy bloomer with large marine-blue ruffled flowers. Iris germanica Merchant Marine is simply stunning with it...

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    Merchant Marine Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a vigorous grower and heavy bloomer with large marine-blue ruffled flowers. Iris germanica Merchant Marine is simply stunning with its rich-blue color. A drought-resistant perennial plant (xeric).
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  6. Bearded Iris Mango Entrée, Iris germanica Mango Entree bulbs

    Mango Entrée Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is very vigorous, with deep apricot-colored, wide, heavily-ruffled petals, slight veining on the falls and prominent orange beards. Midsea...

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    Mango Entrée Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is very vigorous, with deep apricot-colored, wide, heavily-ruffled petals, slight veining on the falls and prominent orange beards. Midseason late blooms. 36"-38" tall. A drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
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  7. Reblooming Bearded Iris Ziggy

    Ziggy Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is like the flashing dress of a Spanish dancer, waking us up with bright yellow standards and almost pleat-like falls of striped plum a...

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    Ziggy Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is like the flashing dress of a Spanish dancer, waking us up with bright yellow standards and almost pleat-like falls of striped plum and cream. Sweetly fragrant and reblooming, Iris germanica Ziggy has it all. Its first blooms arrive in mid-spring, followed by a second blooming in late summer. Standing tall at 26-32" it can be a welcome addition to a sunny spot where bright colors can shine. Hardy in zones 4-9.
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Other Iris Varieties To Include In Your Garden

Iris reticulata (Miniature Specie Iris).

These are bulb-type Iris planted in the fall of the year. They are miniatures, blooming at a height of 4 to 6 inches in early to mid-spring. When happy in their garden beds (areas with well drained, sandy to clay-loam soils), they are good naturalizing bulbs, gently increasing their numbers with each passing year.

Irisa Reticulata or Minature Iris in bloom
Example of an Minature Iris (Iris reticulata Dark Blue)

I always recommend them as Crocus companions as both of these cold hardy bulbs bloom at the same time and provide gorgeous complementary colors. For folks with buffalo grass and blue grama grass lawns, Iris reticulata and Crocus are outstanding when planted into the native grass to give your yard an early blast of color in the dormant lawn.

Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

Native to Europe and central Asia, these vigorous, moisture-loving Iris have long been a favorite of North American gardeners. Blooming in late spring, the plants form dense clumps of thin leaves and grow best in moist (but not flooded) soil conditions and are often used around ponds, alongside ditches and other low, moist areas of the landscape.

Planted as rhizomes during the non-winter months, position them in full to partial sun. These are long-lived, very cold hardy plants that best used in cooler, moister climates and are not recommended for the Southwestern US.

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