Ground Iris
Iris macrosiphon

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: macrosiphon (mak-roh-SY-fon) (Info)
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Class:

Species

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Medium Blue

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Awards (if applicable):

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gold Hill, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 8, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

This Iris shows much variety in color and habitat due to natural hybrid forms. It has a very short flower stem tucked close to the ground surrounded by longer leaves. It grows from California into Oregon. Another great So. Oregon wildflower.