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Bearded Iris Rio Vista

SKU: AM015106
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Pale lavender with violet veins, Rio Vista bearded Iris adds a soft elegance to any full sun garden. Its delicate ruffled petals are sweet and simple. Rio Vista is deer resistant and easy to grow. (iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
32-38" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall


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 already growing in a small pot, with this spring’s growth beginning. When you plant, 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. Simply plant the iris as it is, with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed. Once planted, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What’s more, this summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.