Beardless Iris
   

 

     
Pacific Coast Natives (PCN’s) are early April blooming garden gems bred from iris species such as Iris douglasiana that are native to California, Oregon and Washington. Although relatively easy in Northern California, PCN’s are challenged by conditions in Southern California. Avoid reflected heat. Do not plant in medians or parking lots, and do not allow potted plants to sit on hot pavement. Many experienced landscape professionals substitute ‘Grandma’s Purple Flag’ for PCN’s where heat or soil conditions are tough, and ‘Great Grandma’s Purple Flag’ closer to the coast or in partial shade. Iris x ‘Nada’ is also great in dry shade.
       
     
     
 
   

IrisX ‘Nada’ (sometimes sold as Iris japonica 'Nada', Crested Iris, Shade Butterfly Iris) is the perfect drought tolerant shade iris for Southern California. Ruffled white blooms on wiry 18”-24” stems over lustrous, broad 12”-18” tall fern green foliage. Great with Clivias, Camellias and Maidenhair Ferns. Bred and introduced in California.

Bare root – 8.00
1g - 10.00 (9-18”  x 14-18” H) 
5g - 20.00 (18-24” W x 22-26” H) 
15g - 80.00 (24-36” W x 22-28” H)

   
   
   
   
 
   
 

Japanese Iris (sometimes sold as Iris japonica 'Nada', Crested Iris, Shade Butterfly Iris) is the perfect drought tolerant shade iris for Southern California. Ruffled white blooms on wiry 18”-24” stems over lustrous, broad 12”-18” tall fern green foliage. Great with Clivias, Camellias and Maidenhair Ferns. Bred and introduced in California.

   
     
     
     
 
   
 

Siberian Iris have similar problems in Southern California, although ‘Caesar’s Brother’ is okay here. Try Louisiana or Spuria iris. For a similar, but evergreen foliage effect, try Dietes ‘Lemon Drop’. No bare root availability (Pick up at nursery only).

   
     
     
     
 

I. sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ & ‘Coronation Anthem’     
1g - 10.00         5g - 20.00

   
     
     
 
   
   

Louisiana Iris have lush dark green foliage, prefer a little shade, and can tolerate poorly drained soil. They can even be grown in ponds.

Iris Louisiana ‘Sea Wisp’: 28”-38” tall stalks with sky blue blooms. The first Louisiana iris we’ve seen that sporadically reblooms in Fall or Winter.    

 
     
     
     
   

Bare root - 10.00 1g - 10.00 5g - 20.00

 
   
   
    Dutch, English or Spanish Iris are bulbs grown mainly for their cut flowers. Since Greenwood’s emphasis is on plants for landscaping, we do not offer these.    
   
   
   

Spuria Iris are tall perennial irises (2½’-6’ tall). Clear colored blooms are held above erect dark green foliage. Resembling giant Dutch Iris, spurias make excellent cut flowers. Yellow and white spurias come back year after year in old gardens and abandoned homesteads, and are mistakenly referred to as ‘Japanese Irises’. Unlike Japanese irises, spurias are heat and drought tolerant. They prefer a rich, heavy soil with their roots in the shade (or mulched) and their tops in at least half a day of full sun.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

5g - 20.00 (Pick up at nursery only)

   
   
   
   

Fortnight Lily, Moraea, Sun Butterfly Iris: Dietes vegeta (Moraea iridiodes) and D. bicolor are familiar landscape plants with beautiful iris-like blooms. Some people avoid them because their rank growth, brown leaf tips and self-seeded “volunteers” are messy. We grow Dietes ‘Lemon Drop’, a superior Southern California bred hybrid. ‘Lemon Drop’ is one-third to half the size of its parents, and has tidy, very dark green foliage. Sterile flowers appear almost any time of year. Plant with grasses, perennials, or even as a formal, unclipped hedge. 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
   

Lemon Drop’
Bare root – 8.00 
1g (9-14” W x 15-20” H) 10.00 (Pick up at nursery only)
5g (16-24” W x 18-26” H) 20.00 (Pick up at nursery only)
15g (26-36” W x 26-32” H) 78.00 (Pick up at nursery only)

 
     
     
     
     
     
       
       
         
   
   
   

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