Rubenesque Tall Bearded Iris
A Full-Figured Rubenesque Tall Bearded Iris
- Lovely Peach and Tan Coloration
- Taller Than Most Tall Bearded Irises
- Exaggerated Blooms
- Attracts Pollinators
There's no doubt that if Sir Peter Paul Rubens ever laid eyes on the Rubenesque Tall Bearded Iris, he would spontaneously begin painting its dynamic and exaggerated flower form.
It's easy to see how the Rubenesque Iris earned its name. With ruffles to spare and a peachy flesh-tone that can only be described as "a painterly delight," the Rubenesque Iris resembles the voluptuous and unabashed women in Rubens' paintings. This Iris flowers with large blooms with delicate apricot standards, glowing tan falls, and popping tangerine beards. They even have blazes with hints of violet. All of these colors blend seamlessly, creating a garden masterpiece.
These tall bearded Irises truly define "tall." They soar over others when they're ready to bloom in mid or late spring. And they attract an audience of butterflies and bees. It's no wonder Iris enthusiasts love these as an ideal back border to add romance to their cottage gardens. They are also a sight for sore eyes when used as cut flowers.
You don't have to be a master gardener to cultivate these brilliant blooms. They're easy to grow, requiring partial or full sun and fast-draining soil. To plant them, just set the rhizomes in a shallow hole with a slight hill at the center. Place the rhizomes roots-down, and cover in dirt up to the top third of the rhizome. Add a layer of mulch for added protection in winter.
These fragrant and fantastic Irises won't stay in stock long. They're highly sought after for their unique coloration. Order yours while you can.
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 'Rubenesque'|
|Mature Height||42 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||Orange, Pink|
|When To Prune||Late Autumn|