Bearded Iris Lookbook




Spring 2023 is bringing you everything Bearded Irises and beyond! You won’t believe our selection. The following featured varieties are making their way to a Marcum’s Nursery near you. So come, stay awhile, and bury yourself in the beauty of this beloved perennial bloomer. Varieties and quantities vary by nursery location.

ALL NIGHT LONG

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BATIK

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BEST BET
BEVERLY SILLS
CARE TO DANCE

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CHERRY BLOSSOM SONG

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Bearded Irises are some of the most popular perennials in gardens throughout the world, and we’re not surprised! The endless array of colors and sizes makes them a versatile and show-stopping element of any garden. They are loved by many because they are easy to grow, deer-resistant, they multiply each year.

FUN FACT

Some are Bearded Irises are re-bloomers and put on a colorful show twice in one season!

DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL

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ENTITLED
FIREBREATHER
FLASH OF LIGHT
FRENCH CANCAN

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GOING GREEN
THE NAME “BEARDED IRIS”

You’ve probably heard of the messenger goddess, Iris, from Greek Methology. She is famous for her golden wings and traveling to earth by way of rainbow. Not only does the word “iris” mean “rainbow” in the Greek language, it is said that wherever Iris the goddess set foot on earth, colorful flowers sprung up in her wake. So, it only seems fitting that this flower bearing iris as a name can be found in nearly every color known to man!

And as for the “beard” – the groups of fuzzy hairs or the fluffy ‘caterpillar’ at the top of the downward facing petals gives the bearded iris it’s name.  The beard often provides a startling color contrast to the rest petals which makes this rainbow of a plant all the more interesting.

GRAND CANYON SUNSET

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INVITATION
JURASSIC PARK
LATE EVENING COME

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LUMARCO
MARY FRANCES
MONTMARTRE
ON DECK
OUI MADAME

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OVER ALASKA

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DID YOU KNOW

Bearded Irises’ beards are not just for aesthetics! They also help attract bees to perform pollination.

PAGAN DANCE

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PAPRIKA FONO
PENNY LANE
PETALPALOOZA

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PINK ATTRACTION
PURE AS GOLD

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RAVEN GIRL
RIO ROJO

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SPEEDING AGAIN
STAR GLOW
PLANTING AND AFTERCARE

While Bearded Irises are generally easy to plant and maintain, they do require some basic aftercare and upkeep. Check out this guide where you can even learn to divide and care for re-blooming bearded iris which grow very quickly. 

SUN DEVIL
SUPERSTITION
TOUCAN TANGO

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VICER
WAR CHIEF






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