Iris tectorum /Japanese Roof Iris

Iris tectorum   / Iris tectorum
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Swirls of fan-shaped leaf clusters

Foliage in late summer

Ground cover planting is a good way to feature this nice foliage

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Scientific Name: Iris tectorum
Common Name: Japanese Roof Iris
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grows fast and easily and quickly forms large clumps. Historically it has been planted on thatched roofs for which it is named. Its green foliage is neat, clean and lasts all summer. It has a high tolerance to drought.