Plant Library

Iris Tall Bearded Earl of Essex

Common Name: Iris Tall Bearded

Botanical Name: Iris Germanica

Variety: Earl of Essex

Blossom Color: White/Violet

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Zone: 3 to 10

Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 30-36"

Mature Width: 15-18"

Notes: A plicata type Iris: white flowers have orchid violet veining and stippling on the edges. Pale orange beards are infused with pale violet. Strong rebloomer to zone 4. 35” tall by 12-18” wide. Cut. Deer and rabbit resistant. Zone 3-10.