bearded iris


Definition of bearded iris

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Also, German bearded Iris are quite striking and very cheap. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 26 July 2019 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, 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, 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 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,, 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bearded iris

1757, in the meaning defined above

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“Bearded iris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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