Attention Please Tall Bearded Iris

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With their striking pattern of rising and falling petals, it's easy to see why the famous Fleur-de-lis design took its cues from the Flag Iris that grew in royal gardens across France! The regal Attention Please Bearded Flag Iris (Iris germanica 'Attention Please') is a modern take on this historic flower!

It demands that you look at it when it blooms in your garden in spring and early summer! Attention Please is a real eye-catcher! This beautiful flower is a stunning combo of violet splashed with yellow fuzzy 'beards', white, and burgundy.

These Bearded Iris bring in the Bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds, but deer, rabbits, and squirrels will seldom bother with them. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 9, these smaller-sized Iris make up for their 2-foot height and 1-foot spread by sheer vibrant color!

Planting and Application:

These symbols of grace and civility look as challenging to grow as it is to bake the perfect souffle, but they are actually so easy that you'll wonder why every garden doesn't have these. If you can grow Daylilies, you can grow Bearded Iris!

Attention Please Iris looks great anywhere, but try it next to a pond or fountain so its reflection is caught in the water. It blends well with the strap-like leaves of Daylilies and Ornamental Grasses. Or create your own mini-Versailles and enclose a stand of these Bearded Iris in a Boxwood enclosed hedge.

You'll benefit from the many scented cut flowers you'll gain from planting extra in the form of groupings and in long winding rows! Add bi-color elegance to your Pollinator, and Cottage gardens, upright texture to mixed Perennial borders and mixed planters, and rugged beauty to Rock Gardens!

  • Multi-Hued Violet-Purple, White Speckles & Yellow Bearded Flowers
  • Eye-Catching Heavy Bloomer & Long-Lasting Multiple Buds
  • Upright Sword-Like Leaves & Smaller Sized Clumps
  • Pollinator, Hummingbird & Bee-Friendly
  • Beautiful Cut Flowers
  • Sun Landscapes, Pollinator Gardens, Groupings & Containers

#ProPlantTips For Care

Tall Bearded Iris is a clump-forming German Iris that grows from spreading underground rhizomes. Iris will grow best in full sun locations of your garden, but is not intolerant to afternoon shade in hotter growing zones. Iris prefers to be planted in well-draining, average to moist soil but can manage drier conditions as well.

Top-dress with a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch around the base to conserve moisture and protect the rhizomes, which prefer to be partly planted in the ground instead of planted deeply. Deadhead the flowers as they fade and trim back the foliage when it yellows in the autumn. Every 3-5 years, divide the clumps to keep them growing vigorously.

This delightful plant is relatively low maintenance and hardy. Deer and rabbits seldom bother with them and they have few pests and diseases when kept stress-free.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Rich Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Trim Stems in Late Autumn
  • Pest, Deer & Rabbit-Resistant

A commanding flower for your garden! Give your garden the royal treatment and order your Attention Please Bearded Iris from Nature Hills today!

Information About Bare Root Iris

Plant Iris about 15-18 inches apart. Bare root Iris are shipped as nice fresh-cut divisions with two to three fans of green tops. Keep in mind each Iris variety can have slightly different-sized roots.

When planting, make sure 1/3rd of the rhizome is exposed to sunlight with the roots buried underneath. Note, that it's best to cover the rhizome with a thin layer of mulch or leaves to protect it during the coldest months but make sure to uncover them in the spring.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Attention Please Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Attention Please'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Purple, White, Yellow & Burgundy
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes