Iris douglasiana
‘Violet Vixen’

Iris douglasiana ‘Violet Vixen’

Va-va voom! Voluptuous violet blooms take on the hues of midnight. Rich purple-blue petals have kohl-black liner smudged across the standards & falls. The witchy color combo looks like bare black branches outlined in the evening sky. Watch out, this flower will lure you into the garden & bewitch you. 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

Avg.-No Summer Water

USDA Zones 7-10