Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Iris foetidissima


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Iris foetidissima (Iridaceae)
(EYE-ris fe-tid-IS-eh-ma)
European Gladwin Iris

Most people donít associate showy fruit with perennials, but make an exception for this Iris! Clusters of bright orange berries burst from open seed pods in fall. Foliage is an attractive dark green sword-like form, and truly evergreen in zone 7 and warmer. The late-spring flower does not compete with other Iris; blooms are small, and blue-grey with tawny overtones. An Iris for fall & winter beauty; happiest in bright shade. Ripe pods make excellent additions to fall bouquets.

Bloom color: grey-blue
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 1-2'
Spread: 2'
Zones: 6-9

Container size: Gal.
Price: $14
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