Cheetah Cheese Bearded Iris

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Cheetah Cheese Bearded Iris is an eye-catching wonder! Dark apricot standards (upright petals) are complemented by sturdy almost horizontal falls (downward petals), etched and splotched in deep burnt orange with creamy streaks. Tangerine beards add to the exuberance of this lovely Bearded Iris. Standing tall at 24-36", Cheetah Cheese can light up the back of a perennial bed or brighten a mid-to-late spring collection. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Iris germanica)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom TimeMid spring
SizeBag of 1
SKUAM017769

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
24-36" tall x 18" wide. Wake up a sleepy spring with Cheetah Cheese Bearded Iris (Iris germanica). Bright orange-apricot ruffled standards are complemented by flashy garnet splashed falls with tangerine beards. Plant this fragrant late-spring bloomer with other, softer-colored Bearded Iris. Pinch off spent blossoms and cut the flowering stem back to 1-2 inches from the rhizome to prevent seeds from forming once all the flowers have blossomed. Make sure the leaves remain, as they feed the Iris for next year's bloom. Plant in well-draining soil in a location with full sun to part shade (at least six hours of sun). Bearded Iris appreciates consistent moisture until after blooming, then they are quite drought tolerant once established. Plant them in groups of at least three rhizomes (bulbs) for best effect. The sword-like foliage is also a lovely complement to the varied leaves of spring and summer, such as Peonies, Larkspur (Delphinium), and Yarrow (Achillea). For cut flowers, harvest early in the day when the buds are just opening. Place them in a bucket of room temperature water and re-cut them an inch higher at a slant. Keep them in a cool spot out of direct sunlight and enjoy the flower parade.
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SKUAM017769
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Common Name
Cheetah Cheese Bearded Iris
Botanical Name
Iris germanica Cheetah Cheese
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Mid spring
Planting Depth
Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Foliage
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Awards
Honorable Mention: 2005, Award of Merit: 2009
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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