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Purple Flame Iris

Purple Flame Iris

Purple foliage in moist soil
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Purple Flame Iris

Purple foliage in moist soil

Availability: Out Of Season


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1 per pack

Out Of Season
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  • Thrives in moist sites
  • Controls erosion
  • Breakthrough in foliage coloration
  • Zone 2-7
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Blooms late spring to early summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As DORMANT 2.5" POT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Product Description

    Planting in moist soil can be tricky and rarely ever produces the kind of display you had hoped for when you set out to create an eye-catching water feature. Our Purple Flame Iris actually thrives in moist sites including wetlands, along riverbanks or near a man-made Koi pond. Wet soil allows the leaves to turn purple before the irises begin to emerge. The late-spring blooms are highlighted by bicolor foliage—the first of its kind—of green on one side and rich purple on the other. Plant Purple Flame as close to the water as possible to enjoy the more unusual purple foliage. Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame'

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame'
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 24 - 36 inches
    • Spread: 24 - 36 inches
    • Spacing: 10 - 12 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
    • Flowering Date: Blooms late spring to early summer
    • Planting Instructions: Plant the rhizome 1-2" deep and 10-12"apart.
    • Shipped: DORMANT 2.5" POT
    • Growth Rate: Moderate
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: Purple
    • Flower Form: Typical siberian iris-like
    • Foliage Type: Sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter. Changes color when in the vicinity of a wetland.
    • Soil Requirement: Moist, well-drained soils. Capable of withstanding very shallow standing water.
    • Watering Requirement: Requires regular watering. Do not allow the soil to dry out.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    When will my order ship?

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

    2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
    1A-4B 5/3/21 - 6/4/21
    5A 3/29/21 - 6/4/21
    5B 3/15/21 - 6/4/21
    6A 3/8/21 - 6/4/21
    6B 3/1/21 - 6/4/21
    7A & 7B 2/22/21 - 6/4/21
    8A & 8B 2/15/21 - 5/14/21
    9A-10B 2/8/21 - 5/14/21
    Last Order Date Zones 1A-7B: 5/31/21
    Zones 8A-10B: 5/10/21

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