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Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame'


Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' has eggplant-purple new foliage in spring followed by purple summer flowers.

How about an iris with fabulous foliage? In March and April the new upright leaves of Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame' emerge a breathtaking dark, eggplant purple. The purple slowly fades to green by early summer. Large purple-blue flowers then take over the show. Grow in average, moist and even wet soils.

Common Name: Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Swamps, wet meadows, scrub and by lakes and rivers.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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