Tall Bearded Iris 'Rustle Of Spring'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Rustle Of Spring
Hybridized by Grosvenor
Registered or introduced: 1998
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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:

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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:

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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):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Tucson, Arizona

Hebron, Kentucky

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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)


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.