Bearded irises (so called because of the row of hair-like growths on their ‘fall’ petals) are one of the most spectacular early summer plants. The elaborate flowers come in a range of colours, from maroon and purple to pink, yellow, orange and white. They’re often intricately veined or bordered by a contrasting shade, and are carried among a forest of handsome, sword-like leaves.
Discover 10 bearded irises to grow.
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