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Iris versicolor 'Gerald Darby'
Common Name: Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Iris versicolor 'Gerald Darby'
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How about an iris with fabulous foliage? In March and April the new upright leaves of 'Gerald Darby' emerge a breathtaking dark purple. The purple slowly fades to green by early summer. Large purple-blue flowers then take over the show.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Swamps, wet meadows, scrub and by lakes and rivers.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBlue 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Euphorbia griffithii "'Fireglow'"
Primula vulgaris "'Miss Indigo'"

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