Iris missouriensis /Rocky Mountain Iris

Iris  missouriensis  / Iris  missouriensis
A large clump of the Rocky Mountain Irises in spring bloom
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A large clump of the Rocky Mountain Irises in spring bloom

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A well established clump of irises in spring bloom

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Scientific Name: Iris missouriensis
Common Name: Rocky Mountain Iris
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This western iris produces bright blue to purple flowers, rarely white. Dark purple veins are quite prominent in the flowers. It is somewhat short-lived compared to other species. Performs quite well in a wide range of soil conditions from moist to roderately dry. Moderately stiff, bright green leaves can grow to nearly three feet tall and have a whitish color at the base.