Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris
Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris
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Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris

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Vibrant Yellow Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris

  • Large, Vivid Yellow Blooms
  • Easy to Grow
  • Attracts Beneficial Pollinators

Who knew Memphis was yellow at its core? The city of blues, country, and rock-n-roll deserves an iris that glows as brightly as the Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Spirit of Memphis'). This re-blooming iris screams "Hello! Here I am. Isn't life beautiful?" And with its vibrant yellows and easy-to-grow nature, this gardener's delight will brighten any gardener's or passerby's day, helping life be as brilliant as this easy-going iris.

The Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris features multiple buds on each stem that erupt with buttery yellow blooms. The Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris's flowers are hefty in size and rich with color. They are awash of bright, bright yellow from their standards to their beards to their ruffled falls. This charmer has delicately veined white and mustard signals that encourage a closer look.

This midseason bloomer will pop with sunshine in mid-spring and again in late summer. And when this beauty isn't blooming, it still makes for a lovely addition to an herbaceous border.

While its buttery color will evoke thoughts of popcorn, this yummy iris smells much sweeter. This sweet scent attracts smiles as well as a wide range of pollinators.

For the best reblooms, provide your Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris with fertilizer in early spring and the beginning of July. While this bubbly bloomer is drought tolerant most of the year, and it likes deep watering after it blooms.

Brighten your yard with this brilliant iris by using it as a glowing addition around your mailbox, birdbath, or garden bench. Add a pop of yellow to your cottage garden or yard with a mass planting of these.

The Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris prefers full sun or partial shade. So, you can locate yours under your favorite window or along your foundation. As long as it's planted in medium or low moisture quick draining soil, this iris does well. It's even happy to add cheer to a sloped embankment where its deer-resistant and low-maintenance nature will come in handy.

Don't let your garden lack color. If you need a reliable bloomer that bursts with brilliant yellows, you need a Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris. Order one for yourself today!

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
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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Spirit of Memphis Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Spirit of Memphis'
Foliage Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low to Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Gray Green