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Spendthrift Bearded Iris

SKU: AM019917
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No longer shipping to zones 2-10 this season.
Illuminate your sunny mid-spring border and captivate your visitors’ hearts with the unique bi-colored blooms of ‘Spendthrift’ Bearded Iris. Orange standards blushed with cooling lavender erupt like flames from the center of these large blooms, framed by deep violet falls edged in notes of tangerine. A well-branched, vigorous cultivar that asks little from the gardener, ‘Spendthrift’ will create a dramatic flourish as the season gets strongly underway. Deer resistant. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Spendthrift'
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
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
36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


‘Spendthrift’ Bearded Iris received an Honorable Mention in 2014.

Growing Bearded Irises: Named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Irises are majestic flowers that have been developed into an amazing array of colors, with upright sword-shaped foliage that adds elegant texture to the garden even after flowers have passed. “Standards” are the upright petals, and “falls” are the name for the lower petals. Bearded Irises are surprisingly easy to grow, with late spring blooms that bridge the gap from spring into summer. They are deer resistant, rabbit resistant, and drought-resistant, making them a great choice for low-maintenance gardens. Bearded Irises grow vigorously from rhizomes - an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Over time, the rhizomes will spread and multiply, delivering even more Bearded Iris blooms to your garden as the years pass.