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Iris fulva

Copper Iris

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Iris fulva (Copper Iris)

In late spring, beardless, crestless, deep copper flowers bloom. The flowers are attractive to and are pollinated by hummingbirds. The leaves are bright green and sword shaped; they remain attractive all season long.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos), Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Golden Ragwort (Packera aureus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird

Root

Rhizomes
Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
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