Decadence Tall Bearded Iris

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Like to make a big impact? Of course, you do! And with a bloom as exquisite as the Decadence Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Decadence') you'll want to splash out on multiples to create a lavish planting! The creamy color combo is like the cadence of a song. Overall, this magnificent bloom is a hit!

These outstanding pale apricot blushed frilly yellow standards, and plum-purple falls edged in more apricot ruffles! Creating a dramatic presentation all its own! These blooms layer the visual impact in a symphonic display. This garden diva will catch your eye with bright orange beards that Hummingbirds adore as a shag rug landing pad to sip nectar!

After all, if you CAN have everything, why wouldn't you? Nothing about the Decadence Iris is bland or boring or same-old-same-old. This Tall Bearded Iris variety is a rising star! Growing throughout USDA planting zones 3 through 10, these perennial rhizomes grow in both the heat and chill!

Planting and Application:

Give Iris a place where they'll shine front and center in your spring flower bed. Or, include them in a cutting garden, you'll want to bring them in for a fabulous, showy arrangement. The blooms will last for weeks inside.

Use it as a siren song to bring Pollinators and butterflies to your spring garden. Don't worry, deer and rabbits prefer other plants, and leave this one alone. They must know they shouldn't mess with success. se them as backdrops to your Cottage garden beds, or vertical fringe along the pathway and sidewalk, even a driveway gleams with these brilliant white blooms planted in a row or evenly spaced groupings for a formal touch!

Give your yard a big boost of star power with the Decadence Tall Bearded Iris. Create a collection with more muted varieties as the "back-up singers". Even after the bloom, attractive foliage holds the spotlight. Try the equally musical Cherry Blossom Song Tall Bearded Iris, Concertina Tall Bearded Iris, or the elegant and refined Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris.

  • Fantastic Frilly Apricot Standards & Apricot Edged Plum-Purple Falls
  • A Butterfly & Hummingbird Favorite
  • Gorgeous Cut Flowers
  • Strong, Sturdy Vertical Foliage Tinged With Purple
  • Containers, Beds & Borders, Backdrops, Mass Plantings & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, plant Decadence Tall Bearded Iris in well-drained soil in full or partial sun. It performs its best in low or medium-moisture soil. Plant Decadence in late summer into fall. Cover the mound with soil lightly, leaving some of the rhizomes above ground, and water thoroughly, but be careful not to overwater Irises.

Add a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to conserve moisture. As the years pass, you will want to divide them and transplant the new rhizomes every 2-5 years depending on how closely they're planted together. Popular and dependable, it is an easily grown Iris, it spreads by rhizomes, so if planted this year, it will be even bigger and better in a season or two!

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. Container plants are well-grown in the nursery for several years in their container to establish a strong root system.

When planting Iris, which are best planted in early to mid-fall, ensure 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.

  • Full Sun & Some Afternoon Shade
  • Any Type Of Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Deadhead For A Clean Look & Prune Down In Late Autumn
  • Low-Maintenance & Easy to Grow

Deliciously over-the-top presentation and coloration! You'll be thrilled with this starlet in your garden. Order Decadence Tall Bearded Iris today at You are so worth it!

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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Decadence Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-10
Growing Zones 3-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Decadence'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Riffled Apricot & Plum-Purple Bi-Color
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes