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Cheetah Cheese Bearded Iris

SKU: AM017769
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Cheetah Cheese'
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid spring


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.