Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Iris tectorum


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Cut Flowers

Iris tectorum 'Alba' (Iridaceae)
(EYE-ris tek-TOR-um)
White Japanese Roof Iris

White rather than the typical blue flowers are borne above the foliage in late spring. I enjoy the dramatic low fans of broad leaves as much as the flowers. Foliage is erect and holds up well throughout the summer, long after flowers have faded. Roof Iris tolerates light shade, and quickly forms dense clumps. A welcome short Iris for lightly shaded areas. Not native.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 1-1.5'
Spread: 3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $18
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