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Iris douglasiana - Douglas 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: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Iris douglasiana (Douglas Iris) - This California native perennial is a vigorous growing plant that forms 18 inch tall by 36 inch or more wide clumps of arching, evergreen leaves. The lavender-blue to near white flowers appear in spring on 1 to 2 foot tall branched or unbranched stems. Our form is entirely pale blue. Plant in full sun to light shade on the coast and light shade inland with occasional water. It is hardy to <15 degrees F. Has an extensive natural range along the coast from Santa Barbara to Oregon. It was named for David Douglas who collected it around 1830 in Monterey County.  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 douglasiana.
 
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