It's ok to admit that you gasped a little when you saw this one. The Sorbonne Tall Bearded Iris is one of the most breath-taking Iris varieties we've ever seen, too. This award-winning Iris takes its name from the renowned and complex architecture as well as the sophisticated and historical prestige of the Sorbonne building in Paris.
This Iris is a collector's delight. Its coloration is ineffably beautiful. It has red standards that are so near-black they look like charcoal. And its falls are equally as alluring. They have beaming yellow and white dappled blazes with deep brown-to-black margins and accents. The Sorbonne Iris is truly a specimen of Irises. And its bubble shape and ruffles only amplify its ravishing nature.
The Sorbonne Bearded Iris even has notable beards. They're brown with the slightest white tips.
This Iris demands attention, which makes it a great feature when planted as a group. You'll want to find a spot where your garden's visitors can get close and examine each complex petal. This could be next to a seating area, nearby your front door, or in a prime spot in your cottage garden. No matter where you plant this mosaic of color, it's sure to attract attention.
Be sure to set your Sorbonne Iris up for success by planting it in the fall in a shallow hole with a hill of soil at its center. Place the rhizome on the hill and bury it with enough soil to leave the top of the rhizome exposed. For best performance, Sorbonne Irises require full or partial sun and quick-draining soil.
This photogenic Iris can only be described as "amazing." If you love Irises that speak for themselves, the Sorbonne Tall Bearded Iris is waiting for you. Order now!
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 'Sorbonne'|
|Mature Height||38 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Black, Yellow|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|