Concertina Tall Bearded Iris

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Do you collect plants that nobody else has, flowers that everybody asks you about, or blooms that make you hear music when you see them? Then why have you yet to add the Concertina Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Concertina') to your cart?

This unique and rare Iris features colors that manage to be both stunning and subtle. This flower has striking pictures, but its pictures don't do it justice. A concert of colors, the Concertina Tall Bearded Iris erupts with huge 5-inch blooms that deserve to be on a red carpet best-dressed list!

The Concertina Iris unfurls in late spring and reblooms as summer turns into fall. These amazing blossoms are adorned with beige-toned, pale rose falls and flags, with violet to pink fuzzy 'beards'. Each petal is accented with sophisticated ruffles. But it's the Concertina Iris's beards that will capture your imagination!

With beards this bright, it's no wonder butterflies and Hummingbirds make this plant a necessary pitstop! While the Concertina Iris will fill your garden with a concert of pastel colors, it will also fill your day with free time. This low-maintenance beauty queen won the Award of Merit in 2006, and it's easy to see why. Wonderfully hardy throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 9, growing 27 inches in height but spreading 12-18 inches wide, these are space-saving specimens!

Planting and Application:

Show off your Concertina Tall Bearded Irises by planting a row along the walkway to your front door. While in bloom, your guests will feel like they're in a fairytale, and while not in bloom, this Iris still looks attractive with green sword-shaped foliage that can appear violet at the base.

Impress your neighbors with a mass planting around your birdbath or a circle of them around your mailbox. The Concertina Iris also looks amazing as a garden border where it's head-and-shoulders taller than any other bloom. Include in your cutting gardens and snip a few flowers for gorgeous and fragrant bouquets.

Use these gorgeous blooms in your containers and mixed planters, so you can enjoy the freckled and fragrant flowers! They blend in beautifully with formal and informal gardens alike, so add to your Pollinator gardens, night gardens, Cottage Gardens, and even Rock Gardens!

  • Creamy Beigy-Rose Pink Pastel Blooms & Violet Beards
  • Upright Clumps of Sword-Like Foliage
  • Hummingbirds, Bees & Butterflies Galore
  • Gorgeous Cut Flowers & Container Thrillers
  • Beds & Borders, Easy Mass Plantings & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Concertina Tall Bearded Irises like to show off their beautiful heads in full sun or partial shade. For best performance, provide yours with well-drained soil. Plant your Bearded Iris in late summer into fall for best results. All you have to do is prepare a small hill of soil and plant it in the center with its rhizome poking out. They like lots of water to help them establish their first year, but you won't need to water as much once they are settled.

They become relatively drought-tolerant so it's better to err on the side of less is more when it comes to their water. All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their roots, especially Iris rhizomes prefer only to be partially covered. Prune your Iris foliage back in late fall near the ground and cover it with an additional layer of mulch. The Concertina German Iris will be ready to thin after about two to three years, and you don't have to worry about rabbits or deer munching on them, they tend to leave them alone.

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 you plant your Tall Bearded Iris rhizome, mound up soil and leave the top 1/3rd of the rhizome exposed.

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 in the spring. Water well for the first year. Irises are best planted from late summer into fall.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Well-Drained Rich Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Relatively Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Back in Late Autumn
  • Deer, Rabbit & Squirrel Resistant

Treat yourself and your neighborhood to this unique and enchanting flower. Order your Concertina Tall Bearded Iris from today!

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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.

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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
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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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Concertina Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Concertina'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 27 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Soft Pastel Rosy-Beige & Violet
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes