Dramatic ruffles on inky, dark-colored blooms make a wonderful foil to brighter purple tones. Aromatic.
German bearded iris are heirloom plants as tolerant and adaptable as they come. Spikey blue-green foliage makes an attractive show across three seasons, and spring blooms are a harbinger of the summer season to come. Break off seedpods that form after blooms have faded and prune back foliage in fall if desired. Some varieties rebloom in fall, and flowers bloom in a variety of striking colors!
Plants can be divided every few years.