Long Purple-flag
Patersonia occidentalis

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Patersonia (pat-er-SON-ee-a) (Info)
Species: occidentalis (ok-sih-den-TAY-liss) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 26, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Tuft-forming, rhizomatious perennial with few or many mid-green leaves that grow to 16" long. In spring and summer, purple or deep blue flowers are borne on stems to about 20". Can grow to 20" high and 12" in diameter. From Western Australia. Minimum temps 41deg F / 5 deg C.

To propagate, sow seed at 55-64 degrees or divide in autumn. Can be grown in planters - use soil based potting mix with added grit. Full sun. During the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Outdoors grow in light, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.