bearded iris

noun

Definition of bearded iris 

: any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with a growth of short hairs on each fall

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The sale will include a wide variety of perennials including bearded iris, Reblooming Daylily 'Happy Returns' (yellow), Catmint 'Walkers Low' dug from local gardens and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 5 June 2018 Hundreds of bearded irises will be featured at their best in this beautiful show, presented by the Sacramento Iris Society. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "See hundreds of spring flowers at this Sacramento show | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 Honey Dijon,’ and ‘Sombreuil’ roses, as well as a supporting cast of columbine, bearded iris, Japanese snowberry, honeysuckle, and plum. Sunset, "22 Favorite Roses to Grow," 22 Jan. 2018 The good news for San Diego gardeners is that there are hundreds of varieties of tall, medium and dwarf bearded irises that bloom and rebloom reliably in our land of (almost) perennial sunshine. Karen Dardick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Irises are flowers worth repeating," 19 Oct. 2017

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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