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 flower color, fragrance or 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
Bright white flowers, beards red orange with long, very pale blue flounce turning up at end. SA type. Flowers of medium size, ruffled. Slight sweet fragrance. Unique Space Age type.
Deep orange yellow standards, slightly darker on the edges. Wide orange yellow falls with red beards. One of the best variety in this colour category. Exceptional form with strong ruffles. Late flowering season.
Raspberry pink standards, deeper rose falls distinctly veined, bright tangerine beards. Big flowers, nicely ruffled. Perfect branching of the stem, good bud count. Prolific and vigorous, 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.
Rich color of royal purple standards and falls, round ruffled and lightly laced form. A hazy blue wash accents the light blue beards. Strong and tall stature. Precious form.
Standards white with fine pink venation, falls broad, curved, gold and deep pink at base, darker venation, beards white, tipped orange. Fine spicy fragrance.
Flowers in tones of orange and apricot, glowing tangerine beards. Petals nicely ruffled. Reliable and precious form.
Standards and falls with outrageous combination of purple, gold and white, yellow-brown beards. Well-branched stem, reliable grower.
Standards lavender lilac, falls rich violet with lilac edge, heavily veined white pattern around beards, very ruffled. Beards bright tangerine. Pleasant sweet fragrance.
Standards white, with light apricot shadow, falls white, even violett or maroon veining near full length, diffusing at end with white band. Beards bright tangerine. Lovely sort.
Standards coral orange, lightly ruffled, falls coral orange-sienna, large violet flash beside and below beard, ruffled and flared. Beards orange. Fine pleasant fragrance.
Standards warm white blushed metallic pink over center blending paler toward edge to darker tan-gold margins, fine darker pink veins, falls pale cream-white center, haft heavily veined tan brown to wide gold peach haft margin extending way down, medium metallic peach sheen over center veined and washed dark violet, ruffled. Beards bright orange. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Apricot-pink standards nicely complement the ruffled blue-lavender or light violet falls. Beards orange. Highly valued sort, delicate flowers. Excellent growth and rich flowering. Fine fragrance.
Standards apricot yellow, falls ruffled, creamy white with apricot yellow edge. Beards tangerine orange. Fine sort, good also in combination with high perennials.
Standards peach pink, purple blended up midrib, falls buff, lavender and blue blend, violet veins, ruffled. Beards tangerine. Fine combination of colors, very suitable for a vase.
Standards light pinkish chamois, falls bright pinkish purple, large cream to salmon center. Beards bright, orange red. Excellent sort with perfectly branched stem. Fine fragrance.
Standards white, lightly infused pale violet blue, falls white, suffusing to deep bright amethyst violet edge. White, horns-like beards tipped tangerine (SA Type). Flowers ruffled. Late flowering, very long and slim inflorescence. One of the most popular irises.
Standards blue white, ruffled, falls purple, shoulders blended with red, white stripes around red-orange beards. Healthy growth.
Standards light yellow, falls claret magenta with white blaze around beards. Beards yellow in throat, cream in middle, white at end. Flowers nicely ruffled.
Standards cream white, heavily ruffled, falls cream white with dark lemon hafts. Beards yellow at base, white at end. Flowers beautifully ruffled. Slight spicy fragrance.
Standards violet-pink stitched on almost in´visible white ground, falls white ground stitched purple, more intensively on the edge. Beards ocher yellow. Flowers ruffled, very early bloom.
Medium bright pink self, beards bright coral. Ruffled flowers, vital and healthy growth. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards medium violet with random off-white splashes, falls dark violet with random white breaks and splashes. Beards burnt orange tipped medium violet. Flowers ruffled. Slight pleasant fragrance.
Standards white, slight olive-yellow at midrib, falls olive green to light yellow-brown, faint white edge, ruffled. Beards mustard yellow. Great sort in high demand.
Standards light blue with faint yellow gold rim, falls lavender blue, precisely ruffled. Beards red-orange. Excellent sort. Slight sweet fragrance.
Standards ruffled, lightly laced, pink, falls pink with paler center, ruffled, laced. Beards coral orange-red. Leaf base purple. Probably the most hardy and vigorous hybrid of any pink Iris.
Standards pale blue, darker crystalline rim, midrib violet, falls dark velvety purple, narrow medium violet rim, white veins by and dart at end of beard. Beards orange gold in throat, violet at end. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards golden-yellow, ruffled, falls pink-violett with honey shadow around beards lighter eye. Beards yellow-orange. Beautiful, big flowers (15 cm), very ruffled. Very popular.
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.
Sea blue self. Fascinating big flowers, heavily ruffled. Beards light blue. Slight fragrance. Very floriferous, great sort.
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 breeder.
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.
Medium dark purple blue self, nicely ruffled. Wide beards dark orange. Pronounced spicy fragrance. Excellent sort, unique colour combination, many shows winner.
Standards and falls purple black, irregularly streaked silver, ruffled. Beards black purple tipped old gold. Slight sweet fragrance. Unique broken color pattern.
White ground, dark blue violet plicata edge. Beards white, tipped yellow. Big flowers, valued sort.
Pure light blue self, strongly ruffled. Beards orange red. Sweet floral fragrance. Perfect growth habit, and bud counts. Beautiful sort.
Heavily laced white self, tinted lavender Beards white, tipped yellow. Late flowering. Excellent branching (3 or 4 branches with 10 or 11 buds).
Standards white, yellow gilt rim, falls white ground, purple sanded pattern with yellow rim. Standards and falls nicely ruffled. Beards yellow and orange. Late flowering season.