Lilac plicata stitching graces the gently ruffled edges of these broad white petals. Beauty and serenity emanate from this minimalist interpretation of the plicata pattern. In addition to its color, Hemstitched has inherited the reblooming habit of its notable parent, Earl of Essex. It is also a very reliable re-blooming variety. Reblooming irises are noted for producing both a main bloom in spring and an additional bloom from late summer into fall (often to frost). The time and duration of the rebloom may vary considerably by climatic region, however. Sword-shaped, linear leaves. The Bearded Iris makes wonderful cut flower, lasting a week or more. They are well suited for meadows, woodland gardens and borders.