Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Copper Iris, Red Iris

Copper Iris, Red Iris 

Iris fulva

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adapted to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to alkaline pH.  3-5 ft. height, blooms in spring, coppery red flowers, spreads by rhizomes at a moderate rate.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Coastal Plain Province of West Tennessee

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee.  Naturally occurs in wet swampy soil.  Showy flowers.  Attracts hummingbirds.



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