This miniature tall bearded Iris is perfect for small yards that need the drama and allure of an elegant iris. The Frosted Velvet Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Frosted Velvet') is perfect for flower arrangements, perennial borders, and containers.
With all the strength and beauty of a full-sized tall bearded Iris, the Frosted Velvet Tall Bearded Iris is about two-thirds of the size. With strong stems and ample blooms, this variety is prized for the contrast of its purple and white blooms.
The Frosted Velvet Iris offers the striking coloration and unique shape of an orchid without the temperamental care and abundant blooms. With a late spring bloom, you'll look forward to these blossoms. This iris features royal purple falls with white veins and edges, elegant white standards and creamy yellow beards.
To make the most of your Frosted Velvet Tall Bearded Iris, you want to plant it where all the neighbors can admire it. Plant a ring of these showy beauties around your mailbox or birdbath. If you want to keep it safe, plant several in a container by your front door or garage. You can even keep this velvety secret to yourself in a container on your patio or by your pool.
This pollinator-friendly plant may look like it's dressed for a formal occasion, but it doesn't require the upkeep of a high-maintenance plant. When you first plant it, make sure you water it well, so it can send its deep, strong roots downward in preparation for the frost.
Frosted Velvet Tall Bearded Irises like fast draining soil of most types. While this great plant will thrive in partial sun, full-sun encourages the best and most abundant blooms. Mulch this iris once the ground freezes and prune back in late fall.
This marvelous iris adds grandeur to compact spaces without a grand amount of work. This petite iris will thrive while leaving you plenty of time to sit and admire its ravishing blooms.
If your yard could use an elegant iris with deep purple petals, you need a Frosted Velvet Tall Bearded Iris. Fill your yard with bountiful blooms without taking up excessive space, 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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Iris germanica 'Frosted Velvet'|
|Mature Height||1 - 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 2 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Low to Medium|
|Flower Color||Purple and White|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|