Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris
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Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris

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An All-Around Champion Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris

  • Strikingly Large Yellow and Gold Blooms
  • Sweet Fragrance
  • Easy to Care for and Grow

With its yellow jersey and determination, it's easy to see why this iris is the leader of the pack in its league. While less scandalous than past Tour de France winners, this iris is just as impressive and offers the same remarkable level of endurance it takes to win stage after stage to achieve the yellow jersey. If you want a real winner that will make your heart race, you need some Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Tour De France').

The Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris is alive with its wide, golden honey falls and white to cream-colored standards. This cheery mid-season blooming iris produces some of the largest blooms you'll find. And with perfectly frilly margins from top-to-bottom, these flowers are much prettier than some of the sweaty bicyclists you'll find riding in The Tour.

The Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris offers a subtly sweet scent. This bright aroma charms pollinators, so don't be surprised when they stop by for a snack and to ask this yellow jersey wearer for an autograph.

While the top athletes that compete in the Tour De France train their entire lives to be able to compete, this iris won't ask you to sweat much when it comes to maintenance. It's easy to care for, especially once established.

For best results, plant your Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris in well-drained soil. It also prefers partial or full sun and medium or low-moisture soil. When you plant yours, make sure water can easily cascade away and leave the rhizome partially above the soil. Once established, this variety is relatively drought tolerant.

This perennial will come back bigger and bolder year after year. And you don't have to worry about rabbits or deer raining on your parade. This iris is deer and rabbit resistant.

For a championship garden, plant your Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris among early season and late season bloomers in your cottage garden or herbaceous garden. This sunny beauty also looks striking when planted along your driveway or foundation.

Hold onto your handlebars! Are you brave enough to compete for Garden of the Year in your neighborhood? Give your landscape the edge it needs and order a Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris 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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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.

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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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Tour De France Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Tour De France'
Mature Height 35 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low to Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Orange, Yellow, and White
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes