Slightly fragranced, Iris Chrysographes (Gold marked iris) is a striking herbaceous perennial forming a clump of narrow gray-green leaves. In late spring to early summer, stunning, velvety, deep red-purple or purple-black flowers 2-4″ wide (5-10cm), with gold etching on the falls, are borne on branched stems above the foliage. Native to Southern China and Myanmar, this beardless Iris enjoys abundant moisture and is well suited to bog gardens or next to water sources (including ditches).

Plant in moist but well drained soil, moisture retentive soils and poorly draining soils, in full sun to partial shade, deer resistant. Ideal for beds and borders, bog gardens, ponds and streams, rain gardens, ditches and hard to plant wet areas. Grows to heights of 2 feet with a spread of 1-2 feet.

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