Iris fulva

Copper Iris

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Copper Iris, native to the central southern states, has reddish-coppery, 3 inch wide, flat topped, non-bearded flowers in early summer on stems reaching to 5 feet. The sword-like leaves grow to around 3 feet. It grows in wet grasslands and swamp margins where it "participates" freely in hybridizing with the Louisiana Iris group. Grow this Iris in mostly sun with good moisture to show off its unusual flower color and form.



Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial, Ground cover,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Soil Condition

Average, Organic,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist, Wet,


full quart


36 or taller,

Flower Color

Mauve, Purple, Lavender,

Orange, coral,


Bloom Time

Early summer,

Typical Height





6, 7, 8, 9