Patersonia occidentalis – Native Iris

An attractive strappy leaf perennial, it grows from an underground rhizome, making it a hardy and easy care plant. Flowering from spring through summer with purple-blue flowers held up above the foliage. The flowers only last a day but a well grown plant will produce good numbers over the season, making them worthwhile for landscaping and garden use. There are white cultivars available as well as the purple-blue.

Scientific Name:Patersonia occidentalis
Family:Iridaceae
Common Name:Native Iris
Other Common Names:Purple Flag
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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