A clumping grass-like perennial with green foliage and masses of iris-like purple flowers in spring. Great as a border or mass planting in the garden or rockery. Also great for pots. The Noongar name for the plant is komma
|Scientific Name:||Patersonia occidentalis|
|Common Name:||Native Iris|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Bog gardens, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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