Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Copper Iris

Iris fulva
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Red
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

24 to
inches

Spread:

12 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Provides early spring bloom in the perennial border or native garden. Excellent for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Very happy near ponds or streams.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun with moderate to moist soil. Plants grown mostly from division but also from seed.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Copper-colored flowers bloom in late spring. Bright green, sword-shaped leaves remain attractive through the growing season. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

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