Patersonia occidentalis – Native Iris

An attractive strappy leaf perennial, it grows from an underground rhizome, making it a hardy and easy care plant. Flowering from spring through summer with purple-blue flowers held up above the foliage. The flowers only last a day but a well grown plant will produce good numbers over the season, making them worthwhile for landscaping and garden use. There are white cultivars available as well as the purple-blue. The Noongar name for this plant is komma.

Family : Iridaceae
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Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Patersonia occidentalis
Common Name : Native Iris
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : White, Blue, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects