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Iris spp.


The native habitats of the Iris range from North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. They grow in meadows, deserts, mountain ranges, hillsides, and along streams.

In Greek mythology, Iris is the Goddess of the Rainbow. The genus name, Iris, is from the Greek word for "rainbow' and is aptly named because of the variety of flower colors available.


Benefits: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer-resistant


  • Temperature:  65 – 85F  Prefers high humidity

    Light: Full sun- part shade

    Size and Growth: 6-inch-tall dwarf crested iris to 5-feet-tall yellow flag iris

    Water and Fertilizer: Irises need wet roots at all times. Overwatering, or allowing the soil to get soggy, can cause root rot.

  •  Botrytis, Aphids, Earwigs, Slugs Soft Rot: A bacterial infection of the iris rhizome.  Fungal Leaf Spot: Unsightly black or brown spots that appear on the bearded iris leaves. 

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