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. The Noongar name for this plant is komma.
|Scientific Name:||Patersonia occidentalis|
|Common Name:||Native Iris|
|Other Common Names:||Purple Flag|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|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, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Bulb, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Features:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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