If you're looking for a stunning iris that knows how to mind its manners, you'll adore the Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Finishing School'). You'll find yourself saying "Yes, please," to this well-dressed, proper, top-of-the-class bearded iris.
You'll think you're dreaming when you find your garden awash with peach, pink, violet, and orange in early spring. This polite iris knows how to please with its array of colors. It unfurls peachy-pink falls that are edged in mauve and striped with purple veins.
This finishing school beauty also looks like it is wearing a party-hat with its frilly purple standards and tangerine beards.
You'll find the Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris's scent is more than polite. This soft and subtle sweet fragrance is a gentle reminder of just how lovely this iris is.
Of course, finishing school taught this iris not to slouch. Its stems stand tall even with its weighty blooms.
It's so sweet, hummingbirds and butterflies will line up to ask your Finish School Iris to the dance. While beneficial pollinators love this plant, you'll appreciate that rabbits and deer don't, leaving ample sword-shaped green foliage to liven up your garden.
Where do you plant a flower this showy? Somewhere you can admire it. Plant a line of Finishing School Tall Bearded Irises along your driveway or path to your front door. Create a show for the neighborhood with a mass planting in your sun-soaked yard.
This early-blooming perennial is perfectly paired with other irises like the Disco Music Tall Bearded Iris that blooms a little later in spring.
To provide the best conditions for your Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris, plant it in a sunny spot. It will also do well in partial sun and prefers well-drained soil.
Plant this iris in late summer in a mound of soil with it rhizome partially exposed. Water it deeply and it will root within just a few weeks.
If you want an iris that is sure to impress you and everybody else, you need a Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris. This boldly colored charmer is a winner in finishing school and your garden. So, order yours today, and you'll find yourself saying, "thank you" every time it blooms. Order a Finishing School Tall Bearded Iris 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 'Finishing School'|
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Low to Medium|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, and Orange|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|