Good source for Bearded Iris

redsox_gwApril 27, 2009

Are there bulb companies that carry irises exclusively? I am just looking for a good source.

Also, are bearded irises similar to German Irises?

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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Blue J Iris is a great place, but they are selling out of everything fast! They are exclusively iris. Not sure about the German irises though, sorry.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 6:47PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I believe "German iris" is the original name for bearded irises. The germans are not as tall as some of the new hybrid ones. If you do a google search for bearded iris, you should come up with a large number of iris dealers. I really like to order from ordinary citizens who grow in their own yards. They are often collectors and have more colors available than nearly anywhere. I have ordered iris from Select Seeds (they carry very old varieties) and also from E-bay sellers with good luck.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 8:57PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

You might want to ask too at The Iris Forum.

There is one ebay seller that you will want to steer clear of, as they bought massive quantities of no ID irises and then have them listed as named ones, complete with pics they have pilfered from big on line sellers.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Iris Forum.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 11:36PM
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I've had good luck with suttons and Blue J. The American Iris Society has a list of vendor on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: American Iris Society links

    Bookmark   June 17, 2009 at 12:30AM
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