This bearded iris (Iris germanica) can be found in the Kansas State University Gardens. Unfortunately, bearded iris will not thrive in Florida. Instead, try blue flag iris (Iris virginica), Louisiana iris (Iris fulva), or African iris (Dietes vegeta).
After the spring bulbs come the irises. As with all the other plants in the garden, the irises have loved all the extra rain which fell in winter. They may only have a short season but they have the wow factor while they are blooming.