To successfully grow bearded iris select a position in full sun . The plants grow well in almost any soil. Composted leaf litter and sheep or cow manure mixed into the soil provides all the needs of the plants. Garden lime is also recommended as they like sweet soil.
Plant the rhizome close to the level of the soil leaving it exposed slightly.
Water in well. After this one water a week is enough while the rhizome is getting established.
After it’s established, water every 2 weeks in the hot weather. Bearded iris are drought tolerant so don’t need to be watered anymore than this.
Bearded iris will branch into clumps and will become crowded after 3 to 4 years .They should be dug up and divided . Select the best rhizomes, cut the leaves back and plant.
Bearded iris flower in the spring with spectacular flowers growing up to 1 metre in height, with 4 flower points and as many as 12 flowers per stem .