Iris brevicaulis Raf.

Lamance Iris, Short-stem Iris, Zigzag Iris

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Category: Bulb

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 15" tall and 12" spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Short leaves with large light blue flowers above the foliage. Moist fertile soil. Rabbit resistant.


Native to the eastern and central US and Canada.

Published in Fl. Ludov. 20 in 1817.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Woodlanders in May 2012 and planted it in the Five Trees Garden.

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