Native to Oregon and California’s central coast, these easy-to-grow irises tolerate less-than-perfect conditions and are easy on the eyes.
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Iris 'Fancy Pants'
(Iris douglasiana ‘Fancy Pants’)
Deer-resistant and drought-tolerant, this white iris comes with a gorgeous splash of purple and yellow across four-inch flowers.
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Banana Cream Pie Iris
(Iris douglasiana ‘Banana Cream Pie’)
These softly-toned yellow blooms grow well under oak trees and can easily thrive with minimal summer water once established.
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Originally from the Mediterranean, these blue beauties are accustomed to rocky, lightly-shaded areas and make pretty, pint-size cut flowers.
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Add a touch of velvet to the garden with this sweetly-scented deciduous perennial.
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Iris confusa ‘Chengdu’
These fragrant, evergreen bulbs are the perfect pick for shady nooks, blooming abundantly through spring.
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Iris ‘Baby Blessed’
(Iris pumila ‘Baby Blessed’)
Loved for their light yellow flowers and reliable re-blooming, this dwarf bearded iris needs fertilizing every spring and summer. Be sure to note these plants are harmful if eaten.
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A widely grown variety of tall, bearded irises, this multi-colored flower looks great in the garden and in a vase at home.
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(Iris ‘Cesar’s Brother’)
This beardless, deep-purple perennial stands upright and thrives in moist soils where most irises will not.
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Katrina African Iris
(Dietes ‘Nola Alba’)
These drought-tolerant, exotic flowers withstand poorly drained soils and resist disease better than most. When you purchase the seeds from Monrovia, a portion of the proceeds goes to America’s Wetlands Foundation, helping restore wetlands in Louisiana.
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