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Iris 'Grandma's Purple Flag' - Tall Purple Bearded Iris
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Iris 'Grandma's Purple Flag'.
 
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