A distinctive iris with dark rusty red blooms! Grows best in poorly drained, mucky soil or shallow water, but adapts well to moist garden beds. Attractive to hummingbirds!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Clay, Muck, Shallow Water
Bloom Color: Red/Brown
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Hosts a few moths such as the iris borer and agreeable tiger moth, and some smaller insects. Rarely browsed by mammals, though muskrats may occasionally eat tubers.
Notes: Hybridizes in the wild with zigzag iris, hybrids are referred to as iris x fulvala.