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
Standards pure white, falls white, with purple lines darkest at beard and lighter at edge. Beards carrot red, fuzzy white horn with tan hairs at tip. Height 90 cm. Fine sort of Space Age Type.
Standards black cherry, falls bright gold ground, maroon marginal band with dotting inside band, white area around sienna beards. Height 100 cm.
Standards light orchid blue-violet, falls orchid blue-violet, slight buff veins at haft. Beards prominent, orange-red. Sweet fragrance. Height 105 cm.
Natural species growing on sunny places, fully frost-resistant in Czech Republic and Germany. Standards white, falls white, bented down. Beards white. Height 50-60 cm. Flowering time May. Fine iris for sunny flowerbeds.
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.
Standards wine red, falls dark ruby with lighter wine red edge. Flowers very ruffled. Beards golden yellow. Fine sort bred by Czech breeder Dusan Slosiar (MASTERY X ROMANTIC GENTLEMAN) - seedling No.S-1034. Only a few plants available!
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.
Standards light salmon orange, falls wide, amethyst violet with lighter ruffled edge, white marbled around beards. Beards prominent orange red. Healthy growth, fine colour combination. Excellent sort…
Standards bright lemon yellow, falls red burgundy to ruby, bright yellow even starburst pattern extending half way down. Beards bright golden yellow.
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.
Flowers heavily ruffled, white. Standards palest lavender at base. Beards white tipped yellow, elongated to white flounces. Slight sweet fragrance. Height 85 cm. Belongs to the Space Age group.
Heavily laced white self, tinted lavender Beards white, tipped yellow. Late flowering. Excellent branching (3 or 4 branches with 10 or 11 buds).
Standards light burgundy-rose, falls burgundy to plum red, velvety. Flowers ruffled and laced. Beards tangerine red. Sweet fragrance. Height 100 cm.
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.
Standards peach orange, falls soft pinkish purple wash on lighter edge and around beard, slightly ruffled. Beards burnt orange. Very nice sort.
Standards beige to buff, falls lilac violet overlaid reddish brown, more violet at edge, a small spray pattern around the beards. Beards muted gold. Pronounced sweet fragrance. Strong and nice stem branching.
Standards lemon yellow shaded honey buff, falls ruby to plum, honey-yellow edge. Beards golden yellow. Flowers nicely ruffled. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards cream white, faint lemon midrib infusion, falls bright dusky yellow. Beards thick, mustard colour. Flowers ruffled, pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards iridescent medium purple, falls elegantly ruffled, purple black, velvety texture with slightly lighter rim. Beards prominent bright orange. Pleasant sweet fragrance. Robust and healthy growth, very ellegant iris.
Flowers large, ruffled and laced, pale orchid and white. Beards brick red ending with long lavender pink horns. Healthy growth, nicely branched stems. Sort belongs to SA (Space Age) type.
Standards pure white, falls white with bright violet blue edge and veins. Beards orange red. Huge flowers on perfect stem with 8 to 9 buds. Sweet floral fragrance.
Standards white shaded orchid lavender, slight blue veining, gold rim, falls dark velvety blue purple, slightly lighter rim, white area around gold beard with purple veining changing to brown, ruffled. Slight sweet fragrance. Superb, world unique sort from the Slovak breeder.
Standards yellow, red dots at base, falls mahogany red, large yellow central area around yellow-orange beard. Height 80 cm. Sweet fragrance of the flowers. Excellent sort.
Standards light brown, dotted, lightly veined cocoa brown, falls yellow brown, heavily dotted lavender around mustard beard, heavily washed dark brown, edged lighter, very ruffled. Pronounced spicy fragrance. Unique colour combination, great sort from the Czech breeder.
Ruffled standards and falls cranberry violet, lighter around beards, fine violet venation. Beards white, bushy. Big flowers, healthy growth.
Standards light brown splashed butter yellow, falls mahogany brown with silver white streaking, crinkled edges, ruffled.. Beards golden brown. Pronounced spicy fragrance.
Standards blue to pallid violet, falls white ground, allover peppering of purple dots more concentrated at edge, lightly ruffled. Beards light blue tipped golden yellow. Precious sort.
Standards creamy white, falls medium blue undertoned lavender, ruffled. Beards white. Slight pleasant fragrance. A sort coming from heaven…HM 1995, AM 1997, DM 2000
Standards laced, bright gold deepening to rich old gold at midrib, falls mahogany red-brown with bright gold laced edge, ruffled. Beards mustard yellow. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Arched golden ochre yellow standards and solid rich mahogany-red falls, ruffled. Beards mustard yellow. Big flowers. 8-9 buds on extra-sturdy three-branched stems. Boldness in size, color and habit. Excellent sort.
Arched golden ochre yellow standards and solid rich mahogany-red falls, striped around beards. Beards mustard yellow. Big flowers. Boldness in size, color and habit. Excellent sort.
Standards deep tangerine, falls tannish orange ground with stippled red wine overlay, ruffled, flared. Beards light orange. Unique color combination, fine sort.
Standards light lavender blue, falls dark velvety purple, slightly ruffled. Beards ginger yelow. Slight sweet fragrance.
Standards and falls orange, ruffled. Falls with dark maroon-purple lines fading at edges. Beards coral orange. Sweet citrus fragrance. Excellent orange iris, my beloved…
The lavender-orchid blue standards pales at the edges, creating an ethereal effect. A white circle and veining pattern vividly contrasts the rich violet-purple color of the ruffled falls.Beards red in throat, yellow tipped in middle, white at end. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards brilliant golden yellow, falls white, bordered and washed with this same bright gold of the standards. Beards golden yellow. Giant flowers, very ruffled and laced. Excellent sort, winner of many competitions, received American Dykes Medal 2013.
Standards warm white, pale gold rim, falls in upper half white, lined and sanded burgundy plicata, lower half medium gold sanded amber rust becoming heavier and darker toward edges, warm white edge, ruffled, lightly laced. Beards wide, yellow. Slight spicy fragrance.
Standards pale golden yellow streaks, falls caramel brown stripes on golden yellow ground, off-white streaking, lightly laced, ruffled. Beards beige. Slight fragrance. Unique color pattern
Standards bright orange, falls bright strawberry red. Beards orange red. Beautiful sort, healthy growth, fine combination of colours.
Standards light rose with irregular white streaking, falls deep smoky maroon, irregular white splashing overall, white blaze with some light maroon veining. Beards yellow, tipped orange. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Standards white, center flushed yellow, falls golden yellow, velvet texture, ruffled. Beards orange in throat, yellow at end. Slight sweet fragrance.
Standards smoky violet red, falls red with white eye and purple venation around beards, ruffled. Beards dark orange. Fine sort bred by Czech breeder Zdenek Krupka.
Standards white, gilt edge, falls white ground sanded and marked violet and magenta, wide yellow marginal band. Beards yellow. Flowers heavily ruffled. Baeatiful and amazing combination of colours.
Standards cold white, falls cold white, shoulders slight yellow edge formed by thick and wide yellow-gold veins. Beards bright orange. Flowers lightly ruffled and slightly fragrant.
Standards blue white, falls dark blue violet with white rim, ruffled. Beards yellow, blue at base. Height 95 cm. Highly prized iris.