Iris douglasiana ‘Fancy Pants’

Iris douglasiana ‘Fancy Pants’ 

‘Fancy Pants’ is one of the most ornate & unusual Pacific Coast Iris that I’ve ever seen. The contrast between the white, dark purple & yellow is quite eye-caching. Bred by our local friend Ryan Grisso, Iris hybridizer extraordinaire, this variety is selected for its multi-colored blooms. The mostly white flower has feathery dark purple streaks & yellow throats that really pop. 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