TB - Tall Bearded Irises
Tall Bearded Irises are the most common group of irises, often called garden irises. In this group you will find large-flowered irises, usually 70 cm to 120 cm high. In Europe, they come into bloom on around 10th May . We cultivate them with love in South Moravia region of the Czech Republic. They are easy to grow and fully frost-resistant. From tens of thousands of bred varieties you can find here our selection of the best, easily grown sorts coming mainly from European and American breeders. Flowers are large, mostly wavy, sometimes of exotic shapes, one- or multicolored, differently dotted or stripped, often pleasantly fragrant. Flowers grow on one main and 2-4 side stems. Each of them has 1-3 buds, so 7-12, even 15 flowers gradually bloom in one plant. These irises love sunny locations; they can be planted individually, or together with other perennials. Flowers are very suitable for cutting.
For better orientation, TB irises on these pages is possible to sort by height into two groups:
Tall Bearded Irises - higher than 90 cm
Tall Bearded Irises - up to 90 cm (71-89 cm) high
They can also be sorted by their flower type:
Self – i.e. one or more tones of one color
Bicolor – i.e. two different basic colors
Plicata – striped, dotted, splashed etc. on a white or colored base
Space Ager – with beards extended to a few cm in length - in the form of horns, spoons...
Broken Color – basic dark color with wild light splashing, or light background with dark pattern
...or sort by flower color or fragrance.
Standards intense deep purple black, falls with darker sheen on ruffles, small white spray pattern near beard, heavily ruffled, laced. Beards blue violet, dark burnt orange in throat. Sweet fragrance.
Standards magenta, falls salmon ground, edged and heavily stitched magenta. Beards tangerine orange. A brilliant plicata, beautiful sort.
Standards orange, falls orange with wide purple-red band and purple venation, ruffled. Beards bright, orange-red.
Standards canary yellow, falls blended lavender blue purple, yellow veining and edging, broad and ruffled. Beards yellow, tipped blue purple. Reblooming sort. Slight sweet fragrance.
Standards delicate smoky grey-violet, falls cream, nearly white with blue patch in center, delicate yellow border. Beards golden orange, pale blue at end. Slight sweet fragrance. Extraordinary sort.
Standards lilac orchid, ruffled and laced, falls red lavender to orchid lavender, lilac orchid edge, incredibly ruffled. Beards bright tangerine. Slight sweet fragrance. Lavishly ruffled and laced excellent sort.
Opaque orange self, falls orange, somewhat lighter around beards. Beards shining coral red. One of the best orange iris sorts, recommended.
Standards amethyst, laced, falls amethyst, cream around beards, edges very laced. Beards bright orange with long amethyst flounce. Slight fragrance. Unique Space Age sort.
Standards and falls orange, ruffled. Beards bright, intensive tangerine orange. Big flowers, great sort.
Sea blue self. Fascinating big flowers, heavily ruffled. Beards light blue. Slight fragrance. Very floriferous, great sort.
Standards light blue, silver white streaks, falls violet blue with silver white streaks, ruffled. Beards yellow-orange, hairs tipped blue. Slight fragrance.
Light greyed lavender blue self. Falls with honey and white pattern near beards, ruffled. Beards dark blue, old gold in throat, dark blue horn. Slight fragrance. Unique Space Age sort, coming from the moravian breeder.
Standards blended silver, grey and lavender, falls cream ground heavily speckled yellow, brown and lavender on upper half, wide silvery lavender edge. Beards mustard yellow. Slight sweet fragrance.
Standards pure white, heavily laced and ruffled, falls white with lemon yellow infusion at base, ruffled, laced. Beards light yellow with long white spoon. Slight pleasant fragrance. Excellent sort from the Slovak...
Standards deep gold, falls white ground with broad band of dark red brown plicata markings, deep gold in center, light brown edge. Beards deep yellow. Healthy growth.
White edged leaves year round. Light blue self, standards and falls slightly ruffled. Beards yellow in throat, light blue at tips. Midseason bloom. Strong and very pleasant fragrance.
Yellow edged leaves year round. Light blue self, standards and falls slightly ruffled. Beards yellow in throat, light blue at tips. Midseason bloom. Strong and very pleasant fragrance.
Medium dark purple blue self, nicely ruffled. Wide beards dark orange. Pronounced spicy fragrance. Excellent sort, unique colour combination, many shows winner.