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Iris x robusta 'Dark Aura'


Iris 'Dark Aura' has grape purple new foliage, jet black stems, and rich purple flowers.

Iris 'Dark Aura' is an intriguing hybrid between I. versicolor and I. virginica that emerges in spring with grape purple foliage that rises to an arching column three feet tall. In late spring or early summer jet black stems emerge holding aloft beautiful purple flowers with white and yellow markings. Grow in average, moist or wet garden soils in full sun.

Common Name: Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Swamps, wet meadows, scrub and by lakes and rivers.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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