Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Bulbs
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium, high
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, rich
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow, orange, red, copper
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts hummingbirds, clumping, colonizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant
Pricing & Availability
Iris fulvaAlso known as:
This lovely iris gets its common name for its yellowy-orange copper hue. The spreading petals droop down from a flat top, conspicuously exposing the stamens, giving this Iris fulva unique visual characteristics.
This southern iris is found in swampy woods and is perfectly adapted for pond edges and around water features. It can thrive in light shade to full sun, so long as it is not allowed to dry out (an exception among irises to the "no wet feet" rule). Colonizes by rhizomes. Can bloom from March to June. Zones 6-8
Best propagated by root division, but may be propagated from seed.
Ideal around water features. Will attract hummingbirds and bees.
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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