Some 200 varieties of distinctly different Iris reach their peak season in May and June.
The varieties include Japanese, Bearded, Siberian and Louisiana in colors ranging from softest whites and yellows through orange, pink, red and purple, with blooms from delicate to large and showy and some quite fragrant.
Riotous flags of color is enjoyed most from late April to early May. The Iris Society, an affiliate of The American Iris Society, established this garden through its mission to promote the propagation and planting of Iris in the Ozarks, and this display focuses on the bearded iris.
The Iris and Lily Gardens are in the process of expanding into a full herbacous border. Please be patient with staff and volunteers as we work to improve the soil and add a variety of perennials that will strench the interest in this garden area across many months for years to come! With additional support, we hope to make this garden area more accessible by widening and replacing gravel pathways with stamped concrete.
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*All Iris Garden photos courtesy of Aaron J. Scott Photography