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Iris ‘Smiling Faces’

Bearded iris

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Iris 'Smiling Faces'
  • Common name: Bearded iris
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Bearded irises have ‘beards’ on each of the falls (lower petals) of the flowers. Iris ‘Smiling Faces’ bears frilled standards and falls in yellow-white, with yellow margins and a yellow beard. It’s ideal for growing in a sunny mixed herbaceous border or gravel garden, and makes an excellent cut flower.

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For best results grow Iris ‘Smiling Faces’ in well-drained soil in full sun, and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Divide clumps every three to five years.

How to grow Iris 'Smiling Faces'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Iris 'Smiling Faces' and wildlife

Iris 'Smiling Faces' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Iris 'Smiling Faces' poisonous?

Iris 'Smiling Faces' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Iris 'Smiling Faces'