Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Iris tectorum


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Cut Flowers

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

Violet flowers are borne above the foliage in late spring, although we admire the dramatic, low fans of broad leaves as much as the blooms. Foliage is very flat and neat, and holds up well throughout the summer, long after flowers have faded. Roof Iris grows vigorously and easily, tolerates light shade, and quickly forms dense clumps. A welcome short Iris for lightly shaded areas; yes, it has historically been planted on thatched roofs. Appreciates sharp drainage.

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

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14