Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Red
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Season Early Fall, Late Spring

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

About Bernice's Legacy - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Iris germanica

Seed Type Rhizome

Wow. Bernice's Legacy is gorgeous! With its yellow-orange beard, it actually looks like it's glowing. Imagine this velvety crimson beauty in your garden not just once, but twice a year! Re-blooming bearded irises flower in late spring and then again in early fall. Bernice's Legacy irises will grow up to 3 feet tall—perfect for borders and as a backdrop. They're great in arrangments, too, and they smell good! Outdoors, make sure you plant the rhizomes in well-drained soil, give them lots of sun, and fertilize them after the first set of blooms has faded. Tip: Since irises bloom at different times depending on their size, combine several types together for an even longer blooming period. Bernice's Legacy combines really well with Eggnog and Cordoba. And, good news: these beauties are deer- and rabbit-resistant!

Planting Information

Planting Bernice's Legacy - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth In a shallow hole with fleshy roots partially exposed
Plant Height 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spacing 12 to 24 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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 Bernice's Legacy - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Aesthetic or Culinary