Iris tenax

Toughleaf iris


Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Medium
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 1' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

This little iris is endemic (i.e. found there and nowhere else) to the far northwestern part of California. In typical iris fashion, it grows in an expanding clump of strap-like leaves. The lavender to white flowers are rather large for this little iris. Toughleaf iris prefers soil of medium drainage, a fairly shady setting and little summer water. Plant it in the foreground of a shady bed with plants that won’t overwhelm it.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen