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Raptor Red Bearded Iris

SKU: AM014798
per Bare Root Plant
No longer available this season.
‘Raptor Red’ Bearded Iris brings ooh-la-la red hot chile splendor to your flower bed with. Bi-toned, the standards (upright petals) are chile powder red and the falls (downward petals) intensify the color like a sparkling fiesta skirt. A bright yellow beard sets the bloom alight for a memorable garden showstopper. Early-to-mid-season, deer resistant blooms. (Iris germanica)
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Botanical Name
Iris germanica Raptor Red
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


24-36" tall x 18" wide. Deep red petals harmonize with strap-like green foliage for non-stop late spring color. Tall Bearded Iris are garden essentials and these new (2008) hybrids have stunning color and hardy natures, making them essential for a water thrifty, colorful perennial bed or flower garden. Plant them just below the soil level, in average, well-drained soil in a full sun location. They make great cut flowers too! Bearded Iris will grow and spread over the years, multiplying their blooms. Just dig them up at season’s end (summer), every few years, when they’ve gotten crowded: clean and separate and voila! More rhizomes, ready to share, replant, and create new places to enjoy them.