Iris 'Black Frills'

Common Name:
Pacifica hybrid iris
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1 foot high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This compact Pacifica selection, made by Nevin Smith at Suncrest, has shiny, full blackish violet flowers with frilled edges and a deep reddish central patch. It forms handsome clumps with 12 inch shiny, dark green leaves. Spring bloom. Sun or part shade, reasonably well drained soil, moderate to little watering when established. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less. Pacifica iris hybrids are a diverse group derived from various California and Oregon natives, particularly I. douglasiana, I. innominata, and I. munzii.