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Plant family: iridaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the iridaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Calydorea amabilis perennial (hardiness?) violet-blue
Crocosmia aurea perennial (Z?) yellow (summer-early fall)24-36"
Crocosmia pottsii montbretiaperennial (Z6-9) orange (summer)24-36"
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora perennial (Z6-9) red (summer)4'
Crocus goulimyi perennial lavender (fall)
Crocus sativus saffron crocusperennial bulb (Z6-9) lavender (October)4"
Crocus speciosus ssp. speciosus autumn crocusperennial bulb (Z4-9) deep sky-blue (October)6"
Crocus vernus (and hybrids) spring crocusperennial bulb various (early spring)6"
Cypella coelestis goblet flowerperennial (Z7?) blue (summer)24"
Dietes iridioides African iristender perennial (Z8b-10) white/blue (spring-summer)24"
Ennealophus fimbriatus Argentine blue irisperennial (Z7-10) lavender (summer)10"
Geissorhiza corrugata tender bulb yellow2"
Gelasine elongata perennial (Z7-10) blue20"
Gladiolus perennial bulb (Z6/7) various (summer)4'
Gladiolus anatolicus perennial bulb purple
Gladiolus caucasicus hardy gladiolus; field gladiolusperennial (Z5-10) violet (summer)20"
Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus corn flagsperennial (Z6/7-10) magenta12-24"
Gladiolus kotschyanus perennial purple
Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Boone' perennial bulb (Z5-9?) yellow-red (summer)1-3'
Gladiolus x nana 'Atom' perennial (Z5-9) white/red (summer)18-24"
Iris (intermediate bearded hybrids) intermediate bearded irisperennial purple-blue (April-May)18"
Iris (tall bearded hybrids) bearded irisperennial purple-and-tan (late spring)3'
Iris aucheri perennial blue9"
Iris cristata dwarf crested irisperennial (Z3-9) blue (April)6-9"
Iris danfordiae Danford irisperennial bulb (Z5-9) brown-spotted yellow (early spring)6"
Iris dichotoma vesper irisperennial lavender (late summer)
Iris domestica blackberry lilyperennial (Z5-10) red-dotted orange (summer)2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
Iris ensata Japanese irisperennial various colors (summer)18"
Iris foetidissima perennial
Iris forrestii perennial (Z5) yellow (spring)16"
Iris graminea plum-scented irisperennial (Z4-8) purple15"
Iris ochroleuca perennial
Iris orientalis perennial (Z4-9) creamy white16-36"
Iris pallida 'Argenteo-Variegata' Dalmatian irisperennial (Z4-9) blue (late spring)24-36"
Iris pseudacorus yellow flagperennial (Z4-9) yellow (late spring)4-6'
Iris pumila 'Stitch Witch' dwarf bearded irisperennial blue/white (April-May)8-15"
Iris reticulata reticulata irisperennial bulb (Z5-9) purple/yellow (April)6"
Iris setosa beach-head iris; Alaska flagperennial (Z2) purple (spring)8"
Iris sibirica Siberian irisperennial (Z4-9) blueto 2 ft
Iris tectorum Japanese roof irisperennial (Z4-9) blue (spring)12-18"
Iris versicolor blue flagperennial blue (spring-summer)2-3'
Iris virginica var. shrevei Southern blue flagperennial
Iris x louisiana Louisiana irisperennial various
Iris xiphium Dutch irisperennial bulb various colors (mid-spring)18"
Moraea huttonii perennial (Z6-10) yellowto 36"
Olsynium douglasii Douglas's blue-eyed grassperennial pale violet4-12"
Orthrosanthus multiflorus morning flagtender perennial (Z9-11) blue2'
Pardancanda norrisii candy lilyperennial (Z5-10) orange3'
Sisyrinchium angustifolium narrow-leaf blue-eyed grassperennial (Z5-8) blue (summer)6"
Sisyrinchium bellum blue-eyed grassperennial blue12-18"
Sisyrinchium idahoense blue-eyed grassperennial (Z4-9) violet-blue (late spring-early summer)4-6"
Sisyrinchium macrocarpum perennial (Z8-9) yellow6-12"
Sisyrinchium montanum mountain blue-eyed grassperennial (Z3-8) blue (spring)4-24"
Sisyrinchium umbellatum perennial
Watsonia borbonica 'Bedazzled' and 'Cherry Splash' bugle lilyperennial (Z8-10) various colors (spring-summer)4-6'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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