Iris Ruffled Velvet
This medium Siberian Iris produces deep, plum-purple flowers with prominent black and gold etching in the center of each fall in late spring on rigid stems which rise high above a clump of arching, narrow, grass-like, linear leaves. Clumps will grow together and snuff out weeds. After bloom, the vase-shaped foliage will retain its green color into the fall. Excellent cut flower, but lasts only 2 days. 1980 Morgan Award winner.