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Oregon Iris

Oregon Iris is found west of the Cascade Mountains, between northern Oregon and southern Washington. Native American’s used this flower’s leaves for making fish nets. This Iris should be planted in an area with full sun, or partial shade. The Oregon Iris is also commonly called Purple Fang, Blue Fang, or Wild Iris. It is often found growing in open, grassy meadows, along roadsides, in pastures, and in logged areas at low to mid elevations. Oak woodlands and Coniferous forests are also common places to find the Oregon Iris growing in the wild. The color of this flower can range in hue from dark violet to light lavender, and is occasionally accompanied by a light splash of white. The Oregon Iris does not transplant well. It grows in clusters and blooms throughout the middle of the spring season. It may take a couple of years to establish itself before it will bloom. In the Northwest, fall plant the Oregon Iris outside for the best results. Most Oregon native wildflowers need cold weather to spur them out of the ground. Patience is necessary when growing natives, some can take longer than introduced species to get out of the ground. Others can even take up to three years to fully establish themselves.

Product Details:
  • Product Name: Oregon Iris
  • Latin Name: Iris tenax
  • Type: Native Flower
  • Color: purple,white
  • Cycle: Perennial
  • Origin: Native
  • Height: 12-24"
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Seeds Per Pound: 20,000
  • Seeding Rate (lbs./acre): 25
  • Purchasing Options:
  • Small Packet - $2.00 ea.
    (Covers approximately 5 square feet.)
  • 5 Grams - $2.50 ea.
    (Covers approximately 35 square feet.)
  • 1/32 Pound - $10.00 ea.
    (Covers approximately 55 square feet.)
  • 1 Pound - $49.25 ea.
    (Covers approximately 1,740 square feet.)

*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where the seed is planted. Refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your location. The information provided is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.