Purple Flame Iris

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Colorful New Twist - Reliable Standard Purple Flame Iris!

  • Gorgeous Violet Blooms & Yellow Throats
  • Unique Purple Foliage!
  • Verticle Clumps of Strappy Leaves
  • Low Maintenance
  • Erosion Control
  • Water-Loving Plants!
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Ponds, Rain Gardens & Water Features
  • Black Walnut Juglone Resistant
  • Pollinators & Hummingbirds!

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!

How to Use Purple Flame Iris In The 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!

#ProPlantTips For Care

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!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Purple Flame Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3 - 9
Growing Zones 3 - 9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris versicolor 'Purple Flame'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Average to High
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Purple Aging Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No