Purple Fan Iris Virginica
Purple Fan Iris Virginica is an exciting choice for your water garden feature. The dark purple-green, sword-like foliage is showy as are the lavender-blue blooms. Grows 2 - 3 feet tall in full sun and moist soil. Does well in heavy clay and silt. A great choice for ponds, streams, lakes and bog gardens. Does well in the pond with up to 3 inches of water above the soil. Spreads by rhizome and has clumping habitat. Does best in acidic soil. Buy your iris this year for an exciting water garden in the spring. Purple Fan foliage stays neat all season long and adds interest. Deer resistant.
Iris are an excellent choice for bank erosion on ponds, lakes and streams. Also great for filtering the pond water when you allow the Iris' roots direct exposure to the water in pots with holes, allowing the plants to get oxygen at their roots. Plants are able to take up nutrients and help to eliminate algae.