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Iris 'Dorthea's Ruby'
Dorthea's Ruby

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‘Dorthea’s Ruby’ – unregistered – Cornflower Farms- Deep dark red flowers. Falls have a velvet luster to them. Has been grown in a wide range through out Calif. as long as it has shade and well drained soil.

Pacific coast iris species are native to coastal California through Washington State. In the
warmer regions like southern California pacific coast irises and their hybrids need to grow in shaded areas. When planting pacific coast irises they need to be planted a bit higher than the surrounding soil line so the water drains away from the center of the iris. In areas like Oregon and Washington where the sun is not as intense they can grow in full sun. They need well drained soil and weekly watering to get them established. Once established they’re pretty much on their own. Less water is better than extra water since rotting is the biggest problem when growing them. Spring blooming – generally ranging from 6”  to 15” tall.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Iris 'Dorthea's Ruby'

Common Name

Dorthea's Ruby

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

1' tall × 1-1/2' wide

Flower Color

Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Hummingbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Filtered Sun / Part Shade / Shade

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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