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Iris 'Grandma's Purple Flag' - Tall Purple Bearded Iris
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Iris 'Grandma's Purple Flag' (Tall Purple Bearded Iris) - This familiar 15"-20" tall little gem is found in old home sites throughout America. Small "Van Gogh style" clear purple blooms have bluish beards and a spicy fragrance. Erect, spiky foliage is very heat and cold tolerant. (Information from Greenwood Nursery). May also be known as Traditional Purple or Unknown purple. This is an old variety that has long been in cultivation in California gardens. There is some speculation that it is the same as 'Crimson King', a 1893 hybrid credited to Peter Barr, a British nurseryman (founder of Barr & Sons Nursery) of the late 19th century.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Iris 'Grandma's Purple Flag'.
 
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