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Iris fulva

Copper Iris

Iris fulva, Copper iris, has arching bright green leaves growing from shallowly rooted compact rhizomes that can form large clumps.  Copper iris is the perfect plant for moist to wet soils in full sun but also tolerates part shade. Copper iris grows well in sites with wet clayey soils and may be grown in up to 6” of standing water making it suitable to use in water gardens, bog gardens, ponds & stream margins, or moist low spots. Showy copper, red or orange, drooping petals on flowers of Iris fulva grow off a slender stalk just slightly taller than the sword-like foliage. Attracts hummingbirds!

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