Iris fulva - American Copper Iris

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  • Approximate height: 60cm (24 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 0 - 10cm (0 - 4 inches)
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Flower colour: Orange-red
  • Supplied in the 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 2 - 4 litre pot

This little-known North American species deserves more attention among UK gardeners. Awarded an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the Royal Horticultural Society, it has wonderfully-unusual copper-red blooms in May/June, which introduce a completely new colour into the water garden. It is easy to grow, not fussy about soil, and not too tall, but has a less compact growth habit than the other iris types, with more widely-spaced shoots, more slender, arching foliage, and many flowers on each stem. 

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Iris fulva plants per square foot of ground or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.