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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Rustle Of Spring'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rustle Of Spring
Hybridized by Grosvenor; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Thumbnail #1 of Iris  by MikenMyrtle

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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative RobertWM On Apr 7, 2009, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

I notice the positive reviews are from Southern climates. My results in Michigan, zone 5/6 are disappointing. I got two nice rhizomes as part of a larger order but compared to the other iris I got, they made very little growth. During the winter, they both succumbed to rot and by spring, nothing was left of them. A waste of money.

Positive Margiempv On Dec 1, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Introduced in 1999/2000. Great form and great stalks. Stunning here! Good Grower, healthy, and really knows how to put on a show! Grows to 34" tall (sometimes taller). (Rustler X Bogota)

Positive MikenMyrtle On Jun 2, 2006, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

I first posted on Rustle of Spring in its first year here, and I was disappointed with its color. The stalk was immature, and the flower was apparently undeveloped, for it was a washed out brownish shade with rose overtones (see first picture posted).

This year, on a mature plant in my garden, all I can say is WOW! This flower is a truly unique shade, unlike anything I have seen in an iris. It really stands out, and it appears to be growing very well, too. I have limited room here, and so I am so glad that I gave ROS another year to show its stuff.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Hebron, Kentucky
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee

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