The amazing coloration on a garden standard, Purple Flame Iris (Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame') features violet blooms with yellow throats! These beauties sport unique purple-blue early-season foliage!
Tall unusual, upright leaves, Purple Flame announces spring with swords of bluish-purple! Violet blooms appear in early summer and provide unique visual interest. The abundant flowers invite pollinators and eager bees! Hummingbirds too love these but deer and rabbits avoid them!
The foliage matures to deep green with an eggplant purple blush for the rest of the growing season, and the sword-like texture and calming swaying motion accent your landscape!
Rain gardens and water gardens, water features and that soggy spot by where the gutters or HVAC system drain, are all perfect locations for these moisture-hungry blooms! These Iris are also perfectly at home in the average garden bed and landscape conditions as well!
Pond's edges, marshes, and shorelines provide the consistent moisture that Purple Flame loves, allowing them to form neat colonies for erosion control. Showing off that vivid color from top to bottom!
Drifts en masse of violet blossoms form tidy borders in cottage beds or long rows along your foundation. Pollinator, perennial and cut flower gardens too are great locations for these plants, just be sure to provide some extra water!
Flag Irises like Purple Flame handle wet soils in full sun and cool climates. However, prefers some part shade in hot summer climates or in lower moisture areas.
Extremely cold hardy in zones 3-9, Iris has few problems or pests! Preferring to be planted in acidic, rich, moist and well-drained soils, they're even tolerant of black walnut trees.
Unique color top to bottom, Purple Flame Flag Iris from Nature Hills vividly announces when spring arrives! Order yours today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Iris versicolor Purple Flame'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Average to High|
|Flower Color||Violet with White & Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Purple Aging Green|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|