Iris douglasiana is a variable species that can display a wide range of colors from purplish-red, light lavender, blue, creamy white, and all shades in between. Our specimen has lavender falls and stands with a yellow throat. It has a fairly typical form for an Iris. Flowers are about the same height as the leaves, which are 18″ to 24″ tall.
Pronunciation: EYE-ris dug-lus-ee-AN-uh
Species Meaning: Named for David Douglas, 19th century Scottish collector
Iris douglasiana is native to Northern California and Southern Oregon.
They prefer part or full shade and a rich soil. It does like some summer water although it is more drought tolerant near the coast where it benefits from cooler temperatures and fog.
By dividing the rhizome.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21156
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden – most likely to be in Nature Island.
We acquired this plant from Amaranth Gardens.
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