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Discovered Treasure German Bearded Iris

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$39.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

A one-time Honorable Mention winner from the American Iris Society, Discovered Treasure is a lovely addition to any late spring garden. It features bicolored pastel petals and a strong upright presence. The stems are self-branching, often supporting 3-4 buds each. Even though this hybrid bearded iris does not rebloom, the flowers are long-lasting in the garden or a vase.  The parent plants for Discovered Treasure are ‘Chasing Rainbows’ and ‘Kind Hearted’.

Discovered Treasure retains the large flowers and brilliant coloring that make bearded iris the standouts in a late spring garden. The clean foliage remains long after the plant has finished blooming, offering a lovely glaucous backdrop for later blooming herbaceous perennials. In most climates, the leaves remain evergreen with little dieback. This selection is deer resistant and able to recover from light browsing. The flowers have a light fragrance that is best experienced when planted near a walkway, patio, or deck. 

Discovered Treasure German Iris Care

Bearded iris will grow well in a wide range of soil types and sun conditions. It flowers best in full sun, although shade early in the morning or late in the day is perfectly fine. Bearded iris has a rhizomatic tuber that rots in wet soils or locations with seasonal flooding, so ensure the soil drains well. Fertilize iris plants early in the spring with a slow-release, balanced formula for flowering perennials. Avoid applying excess nitrogen, which will encourage heavy foliage development at the expense of flowers. 

Deadhead spent flowers to encourage the other buds to open. Carefully cut the flower back to just above the next unopened bud. Late in the summer, the foliage may start to yellow and look a bit unsightly. Do not cut the whole plant to the ground. The tuber requires the foliage to continue making food for a good show of flowers the next season. Clear any spent top growth in early spring as the new growth emerges. Dividing irises on a regular 2-3-year cycle keeps the plants vigorous and promotes optimal blooming. 

Discovered Treasure German Iris Spacing

Discovered Treasure is one of the larger bearded irises, reaching 3-4 feet in full bloom with a spread of 1-2 feet. Space plants 12 inches apart when planting in large groups or among other perennials. 

Discovered Treasure German Bearded Iris Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
Flower Description: Pink and Purple Shades
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Award Winner
Brand:
Common Name: Discovered Treasure German Bearded Iris
Other Name(s): German Bearded Iris
Scientific Name: Iris germanica 'Discovered Treasure'
SKU:
1231020762-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations