Iris douglasiana ‘Banana Cream Pie’

Iris douglasiana ‘Banana Cream Pie’  

With fluffy, ruffly whipped cream petals & centers of bright banana yellow, this Iris looks good enough to eat! And the crimped edges of the petals develop a pink-purple blush that only enhances its prettiness. Bred by our local friend Ryan Grisso, Iris hybridizer extraordinaire, this variety is selected for its large, unusual colored flowers. Each bloom is 4-5” wide & will bloom in Spring. The clump of glossy green foliage will get to be about 1’ tall & 3-4’ wide. Native to CA, these Irises can deal with no Summer water once established & grow well under Oaks. Provide good drainage & once you’ve got a good sized clump, you can divide it in December & share with friends. Provide more shade inland, especially if growing in low-water situations. 

Kelly Kilpatrick
Horticulturalist

Sun-Shade
Avg.-No Summer Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 7-10