Iris flowers are radiant specimens that come in so many vibrant colors. The Iris was named after the Greek Goddess “Iris”, who was considered the Messenger of Love. The iris is a hardy herbaceous perennial. The Iris family includes over 200 varieties in a wide spectrum of colors. The Bearded Iris and the Siberian Iris are two of the most common types of iris that are grown in the United States. There are two major groups of iris, rhizome iris and bulbous irises. The rhizome iris grows from rhizomes in the ground producing the sword like leaves. Bulbous iris grows from bulbs which require a dormant period each year to produce flowers and leaves. Bulbous iris are usually smaller the rhizome irises.
Irises are one of the easiestperennials to grow. Plant the iris in a sunny spot and in well drained soil. Lighter soils are preferred but if the soil is clayey, add very coarse sand and humus to promote drainage. When planting a rhizome, be sure to leave the very top of the rhizome uncovered. Mulching around the plants will help keep out weeds. Once the iris plants are established, they do not require much water. Watering during a drought period may be all they will need. Fertilize lightly with Nitrogen.
Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:
Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
Select (bare root) Plants - Hand selected-quality bare root plants.The height of the plant you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Plants are 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Select (bare root) Small Fruits - Hand-selected quality small fruit plants. The height and # of plants in the pack you will receive is displayed above and below the image. (Ex: 3-pack of 1 foot plants).
Note on No. 1 Select sizes: You may see No. 1 used as the size of Select Tree/Plant. A "Number 1" grade plant is the highest-grade bare root plant available.
Potted Plants & Trees - Quality plants and trees with developed root systems will have this icon. Typical sizes of our potted plants and trees are as follows:
• #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
• #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
• #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
• #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
• 5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
• 4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
• 4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
Plant and Flower Bulbs - Quality bulbs, roots and tubers. The number of bulbs included in the pack is displayed below the bulbs images.
Seed Packets - Our seed packets will contain this icon.
Other product types will simply list what type of product it is (bags of seed, trays of plugs and garden center items etc.).