Information About Iris

Since there are many types of iris plants you can grow in the garden, it helps to arm yourself with the best possible iris growing tips. That’s where we come in. Not only do we provide information on how to grow iris flowers, but you’ll also find tips for planting irises of all types and essential iris care for maintaining their overall healthy and long-lasting beauty. So browse around to locate whatever iris growing tips apply to your specific needs.

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When To Plant Iris Bulbs By Variety

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

What is the best time to plant iris bulbs by variety? Click here to learn more.

White Iris Varieties: 5 Types Of White Irises For The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Though most irises are known for their distinctive true blue color, white iris varieties have gained popularity. Read on for our top 5.

Iris In A Container – Potted Iris Care Guide

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Did you know irises are very adaptable to life in containers? Read on to learn more about growing iris flowers in pots.

Harvesting Seeds From Iris – Learn How To Plant Iris Seeds

By Teo Spengler

You’ve heard of planting iris rhizomes, but it’s also possible to grow them from seeds too. Learn about harvesting iris seed pods here.

Iris Mosaic Control: How To Treat Mosaic Disease Of Iris Flowers

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

The most widespread disease of irises is the mosaic virus, both mild and severe types, mostly affecting bulbous irises. Spread by aphids, the best deterrent is controlling aphids in the yard and the weeds that may harbor them. Learn more about iris mosaic control in this article.

Beneficial Iris Nematodes: Using Nematodes For Iris Borer Infestations

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Most gardeners are able to grow irises quite easily, but there are some issues, like iris borers, which can damage and even destroy iris plantings. With the addition of iris borer nematodes, however, this may not become an issue. Click here to learn more.

Iris Fusarium Rot: How To Treat Iris Basal Rot In Your Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Iris fusarium rot is a nasty, soil-borne fungus that attacks many popular garden plants, iris being no exception. Click here more information.

Iris Rust Disease: Learn About Iris Rust Control In Gardens

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Iris varieties are well known and admired for their stunning blooms and ease of growing. One weakness is iris rust. Learn about the signs here.

What Is A Reticulated Iris – Tips For Growing Reticulated Iris Flowers

By Amy Grant

Looking to add some color to the early blooming crocuses and snowdrops? Try growing reticulated iris flowers. What is a reticulated iris? Click on the following article to learn about reticulated iris care and related reticulated iris information.

What Is A Bearded Iris: Bearded Iris Varieties And Growing Info

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A popular perennial for its stunning flowers, variety of bloom colors, and striking, sword like leaves is the bearded iris. Click here for more info.

Reichenbachii Iris Plants: Learn About Iris Reichenbachii Info And Care

By Amy Grant

Reichenbachii bearded iris plants are often overlooked. Don’t discount these little gems, however. Iris reichenbachii info tells us that these iris plants have something special to offer. Learn more about these species irises in this article.

Algerian Iris Info: Learn How To Grow An Algerian Iris Flower

By Teo Spengler

If you think that iris plants are alike, the Algerian iris plant will definitely prove you wrong. This flower produces blooms in winter versus summer as most other flowers do. For more information and growing tips, click this article.

Forcing Dutch Iris Bulbs – Learn About Dutch Iris Forcing Indoors

By Teo Spengler

Who can resist Dutch iris, with their tall, graceful stems and silky, elegant flowers? If you wait until late spring or early summer, you can enjoy them in the flower garden. But those impatient for the blooms can also grow Dutch iris indoors by forcing. Learn how here.

Removing Siberian Iris Flowers – Does Siberian Iris Need Deadheading

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Siberian irises are known as a low to no maintenance plant, yet here at Gardening Know How, we are flooded with questions like “should you deadhead Siberian iris?” and “does Siberian iris need deadheading?” Click on this article for answers.

Louisiana Iris Information – How To Grow A Louisiana Iris Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Louisiana iris has one of the most diverse range of colors of any iris plant. There are five separate species of this distinctive iris. Click on this article for some important Louisiana iris information, including growing, site and care.

Water Iris Information – Learn About Water Iris Plant Care

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Ever heard of water iris? No, this doesn't mean "watering" an iris plant but pertains to where the iris grows - in naturally wet or aquatic-like conditions. Click on the following article for more water iris information.

Sweet Iris Care: Growing A Variegated Sweet Iris Plant

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Variegated sweet iris plants are known for their dramatic vertical stripping of gold, cream, white, and bluish-green foliage. They're great for adding interest to gardens and are easy to grow. Click here to learn more about sweet iris care.

Suitable Iris Companion Plants: What To Plant With Iris In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Planting iris plant companions that fill out and bloom later in the season can hide spent iris plants. Companion plants for irises can also be spring blooming flowers that accentuate and contrast iris blooms. Learn more about suitable companions here.

Iris Root Rot: Preventing Rotting Iris Roots And Bulbs

By Teo Spengler

Irises are easy-to-grow, graceful flowers that form the backbone of many a garden in this country, but they not entirely without problems. Iris root rot is one of them. Click here for information on root rot in iris and how to treat iris rot.

Why Irises Won’t Bloom: What To Do For Iris Plants Not Flowering

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Irises are one of the easiest flowers to grow. When you notice iris plants not flowering, the cause can stem from a variety of issues. To learn more about what causes this and what you can do, click this article.

Differentiating Iris Flowers: Learn About Flag Irises vs. Siberian Irises

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

There are numerous varieties of iris out there, and many people wonder how to tell the difference between flag iris and Siberian iris, two common types of iris plants. Click on this article to learn more about differentiating these flowers.

Color Changing In Irises: Why An Iris Plant Changes Color

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If an iris plant changes color, it could be a combination of things or simply a random accident. Here are some things to investigate that mysterious hue change. Click on this article to learn more.

Yellow Flag Iris Control: How To Get Rid Of Flag Iris Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

There's no doubt that yellow flag iris is a gorgeous, eye catching plant. Unfortunately, the plant is as destructive as it is lovely. Learn more about yellow flag iris and how to control it in this article should the plant become troublesome for you.

German Bearded Iris: Tips For Growing German Iris

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

German bearded iris is a popular, old fashioned flowering plant that you may remember from Grandma's garden. German iris planting is not hard, and the information in this article can help you.

Growing Japanese Iris Plants – Information And Care Of Japanese Iris

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

When you are looking for an easy-care flower that loves wet conditions, then the Japanese iris is just what the doctor ordered. Get tips on how and when to plant Japanese irises in this article.

Flag Iris Care: Information About Growing And Caring For Yellow Or Blue Flag Iris

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

If you're looking for an interesting, moisture-loving plant to add to the garden, consider planting flag iris. Get tips for growing flag iris plants in the garden in the article that follows.

Siberian Iris Care: Information On When To Plant Siberian Iris And Its Care

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

When growing Siberian iris, gardens will burst with early season color and intricate, frilly flowers. Use these beautiful plants as a background border for other early spring bloomers. Find more info in this article.

Dwarf Crested Iris – How To Care For A Dwarf Iris Plant

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

They're one of the first harbingers of spring and a personal favorite of mine: miniature irises. These beautiful wildflowers make great additions to woodland gardens and borders. Get tips on growing them here.

Identifying Iris Borer Damage And Killing Iris Borers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The iris borer is the larvae of a moth. Iris borer damage destroys the rhizomes from which the lovely iris grows. Get tips on iris borer control and treatment with tips from this article.

Iris Care: Information On Iris Plant Care

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Several varieties of Iris plants exist, providing intricate and exquisite blooms in sunny areas of the landscape. Iris care is minimal once established and consists mainly of dividing the plants. Learn more here.

Iris Rhizomes Storage – How To Keep Iris Over The Winter

By Heather Rhoades

There are many reasons why people need to learn how to store iris rhizomes. Whatever your reason for storing iris rhizomes, you'll be happy to know that it is easy to do. This article will help.

Learn About Iris Leaf Spot

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Iris leaf spot is the most common disease affecting iris plants. Controlling this iris leaf disease involves specific cultural management practices that can be found in the following article.

Tips For Bearded Irises Replanting And Dividing

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

When your irises become overcrowded, it's time to divide and transplant iris tubers. Generally, iris plants are divided every 3-5 years. For information on how to divide and transplant correcting, read this article.

Dividing and Moving Iris – How To Transplant Iris

By Heather Rhoades

Transplanting iris is a normal part of iris care. When well cared for, iris plants will need divided on a regular basis. So when is the best time to transplant and how should it be done? Read this article to find out.

How To Grow Iris: Tips For Dutch, English, And Spanish Iris Bulb Planting

By Heather Rhoades

When learning how to grow iris plants like Dutch, English and Spanish irises successfully in the garden, correct iris bulb planting is important. This article can help alleviate any issues with that.

How To Plant Rock Garden Iris

By Heather Rhoades

Rock garden iris are adorable and delicate. Adding these to your rock garden can add charm and delight. Learn more about planting rock garden irises and their care in this article.

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