Aristea major

Aristea major Aristea major

See this electrifying gentian blue spike? It’s bigger than you think! I am so excited about this South African member of the Iris family, I can’t stand it! True blue, 1” flowers with yellow stamens form dense, crowded clusters near the top of 4’ tall, thick stalks. Even better, masses of eight or more of these glorious spikes rise above a carefree, evergreen 4’x3’ dense clump of upright Iris-like foliage that always looks great. Striking and architectural, highly drought and CLAY tolerant, deer resistant and snail-proof it’s rewarding in any garden – even parking strips. Provide some drainage and compost for best show. Cut back stalks after flowering. May reseed.

Aristea major Aristea major


Full Sun
Avg./No Summer Water

Perennial bulb
USDA zones 8b-10