Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Blue
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 City Lights - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Iris germanica

Seed Type Rhizome

We love this beautiful iris, with its frilly, deep blue and white petals and its luminous yellow throat that makes it light up from the inside. Magical! And since City Lights are re-blooming irises, you get to see them light up twice a year—they'll flower in late spring and then again in early fall. They'll grow up to 38 inches tall, so they're perfect for borders and as a backdrop. 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. City Lights look great with Frequent Flyers! And, good news: they're deer- and rabbit-resistant.

Planting Information

Planting City Lights - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Planting Season Fall
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth In a shallow hole with fleshy roots partially exposed
Plant Height 34 to 38 inches
Plant Spacing 12 to 24 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb Size 1
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 City Lights - Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

Aesthetic or Culinary