Iris douglasiana

Iris douglasiana

Douglas’ iris



  • Grows from 12 to 18 inches tall and spreads outward form
  • Flower color ranges from pale lavender to blue-purple
  • Blooms March-May
  • Green, sword-shaped leaves some turning bronze in fall
  • Best in partial sun, but will tolerate full sun in cooler locations or dense shade but may not flower
  • Add dead leaf mold to the soil when planting
  • In the late fall, lift iris from the ground to divide and redistribute the fleshy rhizomes
  • Stripes on petals are nectar guides that attract native bees
  • Found in the shady wooded areas of Bay hills section

Bay Hills, Huckleberry RP, Oakland


1 gallon, 2 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Bees
growth habit Clumping
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Shade
sun Full Sun
water Low
bloom season May
water Mod
soil Moderate
habitat Oak woodland
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
flower color Purple
soil Well-drained

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