Iris hybrid (Pacific Coast)
Pacific Coast Iris
A large and remarkably diverse group of 200 to 300 species, varying in flower color and form, cultural needs, and blooming periods (although the majority flower in spring or early summer). Leaves are swordlike or grasslike. Flowers (fragrant, in many kinds) are showy and complex in structure.Iris hybrid (Pacific Coast)
Eleven species native to Pacific Coast states constitute a homogeneous group within the genus Iris, from which breeders have developed hybrids in a broad range of colors and patterns; flowers may be white, blue shades, pink, copper, brown, maroon, violet—many with elaborate veining or patterning. Foliage is narrow; clumps are like coarse grass. Slender flower stems reach 8 to 24 in., depending on variety.
Best conditions are sun to light shade, well-drained soil, moderate to scant water in summer. Intense heat coupled with water and poor drainage caan be fatal; in clay soil, grow in raised beds in organically amended soil. Plant from containers any time, though spring and fall are best, Timing is critical in digging, dividing, and replanting. Best moment is when new roots are starting to form (scrape away soil at plant base to check); this ranges from early fall in colder regions to midwinter in mild-winter areas.
Native to California and Oregon, usually within the coastal climate zone, and usually under 300 ft. el...
Eleven species native to Pacific Coast states constitute a homogeneous group within the genus Iris...
To 5–12 ft. tall and wide,with maplelike, dark green,2 1/2-in.-wide leaves. In spring, produces ...