Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color White
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Season Late Spring through Early Summer

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Boston Cream - Bearded Iris

Iris germanica

Seed Type Rhizome

As if whisked and whipped by hand, Boston Cream Bearded Iris looks good enough to eat! Standing tall and prestigious in the garden, this is a bloom you will not soon forget. Warm white standards with warm white falls, very faint green texture veining, and shoulders lightly shaded in an apricot buff. Deeply ruffled, this elegant lady is a medium height grower that deserves a rightful place in the garden. Consider pairing with other orange or apricot spring bloomers to bring out that wonderful tinge of color found in her throat.

Planting Information

Planting Boston Cream - Bearded Iris

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth In a shallow hole with fleshy roots partially exposed
Plant Height 24 to 48 inches
Plant Spacing 12 to 24 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb Size 1
View our Bearded Iris Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
1 Bulb / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 0.75 Sq. Ft
3 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 1.5 Sq. Ft
5 Bulbs / Fall-Planted | Ships in Fall Up to 3.5 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Boston Cream - Bearded Iris

Aesthetic or Culinary