This pretty, lilac flower is not over ruffled. Overlaying the petals are a tracery of pencilled veins. The beards are short and orange. A tall plant, this is perfect for placing behind other irises. Midseason
Bearded irises need to be planted with the rhizome, or root, just above the soil. This is because the rhizome needs to be baked by the sun in order to form flowers. Make sure that there is not too much competition from surrounding plants and remove any weeds.