Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded Iris Clarence

Height:  35 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Flower Color:  Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer  Late summer  Late spring Rebloomer
How's your soil?: Average Soil 
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Woodland/Shade Cottage Water Garden  Eclectic
  • Pale blue standards and flaring, ruffled, violet-blue falls with large, white beards
  • Well-branched and budded with 7-10 buds
  • Sweetly fragrant
  • Blooms in late spring to early summer and then again in fall; highly recognized for its dependable rebloom

No garden would be complete without Tall Bearded Irises. Though they have been grown for decades, new and improved hybrids continue to be developed every year and fabulous color combinations have been achieved. The Tall Beardeds bloom after the Dwarf Irises but before the Japanese and Siberian Irises. They are wonderful accent plants for late spring gardens.