This chart shows approximately when and how long bearded iris bloom (dependant on weather and location).
Plant bareroot rhizomes in July-August in well-drained soil in a position that receives at least 6 hours of sun a day.
Rhizomes should be planted 30 – 40cm apart. When planting make sure the tops of the rhizomes exposed and spread the roots out facing downward in the soil.
Water well and keep moist until the first signs of growth. Once established, bearded iris only need water when exceptionally dry.
The 'Doddington system' of iris division. We grow our iris according to this method as opposed to the traditional method of lifting and dividing every 3 to 4 years.