Oh boy! Do we have a brilliant idea for you! No, seriously, adding a Brilliant Idea Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Brilliant Idea') to your garden is a wise decision. Planting of few of these blue, white, and yellow gals is a no-brainer. The Brilliant Idea Iris looks spectacular from every angle.
This amazing cultivar doesn't just produce a few striking flowers, it produces up to sixteen blooms in one season! This amazing iris has two branches that will sprout with six to eight flowers on each from mid-spring almost into summer.
These flowers are true show-stoppers. They feature true-blue bands along the margins of each blue and white fall. These margins of blue show off these blooms' ruffled edges. They also have honey-yellow beards and white standards that really make the blues pop.
When the Brilliant Idea Tall Bearded Iris blooms, your neighbors might be inspired to share in your brilliant idea and order a few of their own. These large blooms are impossible to ignore but their color makes them easy to admire from a distance. They even attract the attention of pollinators.
The Brilliant Idea Iris stands tall on strong and stunning green stems. It also features an attractive mound of thick and hardy green leaves that are both rabbit and deer resistant.
Encourage the Brilliant Idea Tall Bearded Iris to shine with large blooms by planting it in a mound of quick-draining soil. It does best when planted in July, August, or September. Keep its rhizomes exposed in cooler climates or buried just under the surface in hotter climates. Water it well while its rooting and less after it's established. This variety will be ready to separate after about three years.
Impress your neighbors with a show of Brilliant Idea Tall Bearded Irises as foundation plants. They also look amazing and will encourage your neighbors admire them when planted around your mailbox or along your driveway.
With Brilliant Idea Tall Bearded Irises, you don't have to choose just one look. They pair well with other iris variety, peonies, and tulips for a long-lasting bloom season. Don't miss the show. Let the Brilliant Idea Iris inspire you and order yours today!
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, 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 in the spring.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica 'Brilliant Idea'|
|Mature Height||36 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||White, Blue, and Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|