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Products > Iris PCH 'Dorothea's Ruby'
Iris PCH 'Dorothea's Ruby' - Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (I. douglasiana x I. innominata)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Iris PCH 'Dorothea's Ruby' (Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris) - This Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris features dark red flowers. The clumps of tough evergreen foliage grow to 12 to 8 inches tall and spread to 2 to 3 feet wide. Flowers in spring. 'Dorothea's Ruby' was selected and introduced by Cornflower Farms of Elk Grove, CA. They had originally released it as Iris PCH 'Rubies' but changed the name in 1989 to Iris PCH 'Dorothea's Ruby'. It was named in honor of the late Dorothea Fisher. Dorothea, Dotty to her friends, was the mother of Ann Chandler, the owner of Cornflower Farms. As with other Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris, plant in a light acidic soil in full sun (coastal only), light shade, morning or late afternoon shade and water sparingly in coastal areas and more regularly inland. Plants are hardy to 15-20 degrees F or slightly lower for short duration. Transplanting or dividing and replanting should be done in December. In heavy alkaline conditions that are often found in southern California soils the addition of peat moss or soil sulfur is recommended, and with very heavy soils gypsum is added.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Iris PCH 'Dorothea's Ruby'.