Gardener's Delight Nursery, Barnstaple, North Devon

Bearded iris from Gardeners Delight Nursery.

Bearded iris available at our nursery and online

Bearded iris (Iris germanica), is one of the most popular irises to grow. With sword-like foliage and flamboyant blooms from May to June, it makes a striking addition to hot sunny borders. Each bloom is made up of large outer and inner petals, known as ruffs and falls, respectively. Bearded iris are so called because of the hairs growing along the centre of the falls.

Iris Hints and tips

  • Easy to grow provided that you plant them in a sunny site with well-drained soil.
  • Plant (between march - oct) in groups, with 30cm (1ft) between larger plants and 15cm (6in) between dwarf plants.
  • Bearded irises do not do well in containers, as they have a large root system.
  • Irises need full sun to thrive. Irises in full shade produce fewer blooms and may suffer from an increase in diseases.
  • Heavy clay soils do not work well for growing iris, but sandy or gravelly soils are excellent.
  • Although irises like moisture, they also need good drainage to prevent rot problems.
  • Water them when the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry. These plants have a good tolerance for drought.
  • Plant with the bulbous rhizome exposed
  • Lift split the climbs every 4 to 5 years.

About Us

    Gardeners Delight Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, on a beautiful 5 acre plot.
    We have been growing for over 25 years, and have helped our local towns and businesses gain both gold national and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom.
    Our traditional growing plant nursery is based on the outskirts of Barnstaple at Roundswell and we still grow over 90% of the plants that we sell.
    As an independent local family run plant centre, we grow over 1000 different varieties of plants including, shrubs, climbers, herbaceous perennials, ornamental and fruit trees as well as bulbs, bedding and vegetable plants.
    As we grow such a large proportion of the plants we sell our plants are suited to the local Devon climate and are of the highest quality at affordable prices.
Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener our friendly trained staff are on hand to assist you.

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1 Mile from Roundswell roundabout(Sainsburys) Towards Eastleigh on the Old BideFord Road.
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Online Store
A selection of our quality plants are now available to buy on our online store. Check out our range of:- Heuchera, Lavenders, alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Herbs, Clematis, Trachelospmum, Passiflora, and Agapanthus. We also have a full range of sundries and gift vouchers. Buy now
We trade at a large range of specialists plant fairs showing our range of herbaceous perennial range includes many rare and unusual varieties; new and AGM varieties, and lots of old favorites.
Gift Vouchers
... A great idea for any gardener, buy the perfect gift of vouchers redeemable online or at our Barnstaple nursey. Buy online here or at the nursery.
Farm Shop
Our Farm Shop is stocked with delicious fresh vegetables grown by ourselves, local farms and a few items from around the world. Preserves and sauces made using our produce, eggs from our free-range chickens along with a selection of cheeses and dairy produce from Devon farms.