Iris savannarum

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Prairie Iris, Savanna Iris


Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft tall by 0.5-1 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple,lavender
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen by summer.
Habitats:Marshes, wet prairie, dome swamps, riverine swamps in openings.


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Sometimes grown under the drain for an air conditioner. Excellent as a wetland edge flower.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Attracts bees esp. bumblebees.