Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Bulbs
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow, orange, red, copper
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts hummingbirds, clumping, colonizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Iris fulvaAlso known as:
Iris fulva is a splendid species with large, orange and copper-toned flowers. Although individual flowers are short-lived, it blooms profusely from mid-spring to early summer. Plants can grow up to 3' tall, under ideal conditions, with attractive semi-evergreen foliage.
Copper iris is found in swampy woods and is perfectly adapted for pond edges and around water features. It can withstand extended periods submerged in up to 6" of water. It can thrive in light shade to full sun, so long as it is not allowed to dry out. It is easy to grow under more typical garden conditions if provided with consistent moisture. It will readily form dense colonies via its rhizomatous tuberous root system. Zones 5-9
Best propagated by root division, but may be propagated from seed.
Ideal around water features. Will attract hummingbirds and bees and is higly deer resistant.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, TN, TX
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: KY
- Threatened: TN
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