How to plant iris
Divide Iris and conquer
Geek alert! An excuse to say ‘remontant’
Although the most familiar type of iris is the bearded iris, the iris family includes more than 200 species including some North American natives, like the Douglas iris in the West and Virginia iris in the eastern US. Iris are separated into two major groups – rhizomatous and bulbous.
Rhizomes are horizontally growing underground stems that are used as food storage for the plant. The common bearded iris falls into this group as well as the beardless Siberian and Japanese iris. “Rebloomers” (also called “remontants”) are irises that produce two or more flushes of bloom each year.
Superstition Iris Gardens
2536 Old Highway, Dept. H
Catheys Valley, California 95306-9738