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Purple Flame Iris

Purple foliage in moist soil

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  • flowering dateBlooms late spring to early summer
  • hardiness zone2-7
  • height24 - 36 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asDORMANT 2.5" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Thrives in moist sites
  • Controls erosion
  • Breakthrough in foliage coloration
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 nameIris versicolor 'Purple Flame'
  • flowering dateBlooms late spring to early summer
  • flower colorPurple
  • flower formTypical siberian iris-like
  • foliage typeSword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter. Changes color when in the vicinity of a wetland.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateModerate
  • hardiness zone2-7
  • height24 - 36 inches
  • planting instructionsPlant the rhizome 1-2" deep and 10-12"apart.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship asDORMANT 2.5" POT
  • soil requirementMoist, well-drained soils. Capable of withstanding very shallow standing water.
  • spacing10 - 12 inches
  • spread24 - 36 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementRequires regular watering. Do not allow the soil to dry out.

Shipping Schedule

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:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

    Purple Flame Iris
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