Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris
Ravishing Reds Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris
- Intricate and Showy Blooms
- Attracts Pollinators
- Does Well in a Wide Range of Soil Types
Isn't there some mystical and mesmerizing about a cat's eye? Well, the Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Cat's Eye') captures that same sense of beauty and arresting interest. This iris is truly one of the most stunning and unique you will find. With dynamic colors and a striking pattern, you will find yourself mesmerized by its allure and intricacy.
We love orchids, but very few gardeners love how fussy they are. If you want a flower that can compete with an orchid's beauty but has the strength and toughness of a common flower, the Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris is your answer.
Just one look at the Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris's blooms and you'll be captivated. This iris features blood-red falls with hibiscus-pink edges and black veins. These spectacular blooms also have violet and brown beards, and mauve standards with deep red veins. With a Cat's Eye Iris, late spring becomes a multi-colored show that will dazzle any passersby or pollinator.
The Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris grows lovely foliage, too. Its leaves are long, sword-like and bright green with a hint of violet at their base. Strong, sturdy ems erupt from the center and produce several progressions of lightly scented spicy blooms on each.
This lovely plant is perfect for borders, beds, and highlighting hardscape features like birdbaths or a bench. These will even add a burst of life to a rock garden or in a planter.
While you will want to keep an eye on your Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Irises, they don't require excessive maintenance once they're established. They perform best in well-drained soil of most types (including acidic soil, clay, and sandy soil) in a sunny or partially sunny area. They are deer resistant and do well when spent flowers are removed. Prune yours in late fall.
When you plant your Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris rhizome, mound up soil and leave the top of the rhizome exposed. Water well for the first year. Irises are best planted from late summer into fall.
If you're always in search of the showiest flower, you've found your new prize! The Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris is a gardener's dream and adds drama and mystery to any landscape. Don't miss out on your opportunity to dazzle your neighbors, Order a Cat's Eye Tall Bearded Iris today!
Information About Bare Root Iris
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.
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
|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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|Botanical Name||Iris germanica 'Cat's Eye'|
|Mature Height||15 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 Inches|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Medium to Low|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Purple and Blue|