Iris longipetala

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Species Name: Iris longipetala
Common Name: Long Petaled or Coast Iris

An interesting flower with long slender petals. Outer petals are white with lavender veins, inner petals are solid lavender.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White and lavender
Endangered?: List 4.3
Distribution: Central and southern North Coast, southern portion of Outer North Coast Ranges, northern and central Central Coast, San Francisco Bay
Natural Habitat: Moist, open places

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.