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Bearded Iris High Priestess

SKU: AM014893
per Bare Root Plant
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With a light yellow beard and a combination of purple, lavender and fushia falls, the Bearded Iris High Priestess will be the center of attention in any garden. This regal iris is delicate, pretty and easy to grow. High Priestess is a tall bearded iris reaching 40” in height and is deer resistant. Great for gardens in full sun. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Deer 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
40" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Growing Bearded Irises These majestic flowers are surprisingly easy to grow, and actually require less attention than almost any other garden flowers. Your iris roots will arrive with the foliage "trimmed" from this spring's growth. You'll find the "root" is not really a bulb, but what is called a "rhizome"--an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Leave the trimmed foliage as it is, and simply bury the rhizome with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed.

Next spring, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What's more, next summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.