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Plant family: iridaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the iridaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Afrosolen schimperi white (summer)12-30"
Aristea africana African capeblueperennial (Z8b-10) blue (late spring-early summer)6-18"
Aristea capitata blue scepterperennial violet-blue (spring)5'
Babiana angustifolia perennial (Z9-11) blue (early spring)
Babiana nervosa baboonflowerperennial (Z9) purple-blue6-18"
Babiana tubiflora perennial white
Babiana tubulosa baboonflowerperennial white
Calydorea amabilis perennial (hardiness?) violet-blue
Crocosmia aurea perennial (Z?) yellow (summer-early fall)24-36"
Crocosmia pottsii montbretiaperennial (Z6-9) orange (summer)24-36"
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora perennial (Z6-9) red (summer)4'
Crocus goulimyi perennial lavender (fall)
Crocus sativus saffron crocusperennial bulb (Z6-9) lavender (October)4"
Crocus speciosus ssp. speciosus autumn crocusperennial bulb (Z4-9) deep sky-blue (October)6"
Crocus vernus (and hybrids) spring crocusperennial bulb various (early spring)6"
Cypella coelestis goblet flowerperennial (Z7?) blue (summer)24"
Cypella herbertii goblet flowerperennial (Z7-9) yellow (spring-summer)20"
Dierama erectum perennial bulb (Z9-11) pink (late summer-fall)3-4'
Dierama igneum angel's fishing rod, fairy wandsperennial (Z7-10) pink (late summer)3'
Dierama pauciflorum angel's fishing rodperennial pink (early summer)24"
Dierama pulcherrimum fairy wand; angel's fishing rodperennial (Z7-10) pink (summer)3-5'
Dierama reynoldsii perennial (Z8-10) 24"
Dierama robustum fairy wandsperennial (Z8) white/pale pink (summer)3-6'
Dierama trichorhizum fairy wandperennial (Z6b) pink18-24"
Dietes bicolor African irisperennial (Z9-11) cream/orange24-48"
Dietes iridioides African iristender perennial (Z8b-10) white with pale violet and yellow markings (spring-summer)24"
Diplarrena latifolia perennial
Diplarrena moraea butterfly flag; white irisperennial white (spring-early summer)20-40"
Ennealophus fimbriatus Argentine blue irisperennial (Z7-10) lavender (summer)10"
Freesia 'Single Bicolor' perennial (Z9-10) red/yellow (early spring)10"
Freesia alba perennial (Z8b-10) white (spring)12"
Freesia grandiflora perennial red (spring)8-24"
Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans' perennial (Z8-10) white with red markings (late spring-summer)9-12"
Freesia leichtlinii perennial (Z9-11) creamy white3-10"
Geissorhiza corrugata tender bulb yellow2"
Geissorhiza erosa perennial deep magenta
Gelasine elongata dimpled irisperennial (Z7-10) violet-blue (late spring)20"
Gladiolus perennial bulb (Z6/7) various (summer)4'
Gladiolus anatolicus perennial bulb purple
Gladiolus carneus perennial (Z9-11) pink (late spring)24"
Gladiolus caucasicus hardy gladiolus; field gladiolusperennial (Z5-10) violet (summer)20"
Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus corn flagsperennial (Z6/7-10) magenta12-24"
Gladiolus dalenii perennial orange/yellow
Gladiolus flanaganii suicide lilyperennial (Z8-10) red (summer)10"
Gladiolus kotschyanus perennial purple
Gladiolus papilio perennial (Z7-11) purplish (late summer)24"
Gladiolus priorii perennial red (autumn)12-16"
Gladiolus trichonemifolius perennial yellow (early spring)
Gladiolus tristis sword lilyl; marsh Afrikanerperennial (Z8-11) yellow (spring)24-36"
Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Boone' perennial bulb (Z5-9?) yellow-red (summer)1-3'
Gladiolus x nana 'Atom' perennial (Z5-9) white/red (summer)18-24"
Hesperantha baurii perennial pink
Hesperantha huttonii perennial (Z7) pale pink (autumn)12"
Hesperoxiphion peruvianum perennial yellow
Iris (intermediate bearded hybrids) intermediate bearded irisperennial purple-blue (April-May)18"
Iris (tall bearded hybrids) bearded irisperennial purple-and-tan (late spring)3'
Iris aucheri perennial blue9"
Iris cristata dwarf crested irisperennial (Z3-9) blue (April)6-9"
Iris danfordiae Danford irisperennial bulb (Z5-9) brown-spotted yellow (early spring)6"
Iris dichotoma vesper irisperennial lavender (late summer)
Iris domestica blackberry lilyperennial (Z5-10) red-dotted orange (summer)2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
Iris ensata Japanese irisperennial various colors (summer)18"
Iris foetidissima perennial
Iris forrestii perennial (Z5) yellow (spring)16"
Iris graminea plum-scented irisperennial (Z4-8) purple15"
Iris ochroleuca perennial
Iris orientalis perennial (Z4-9) creamy white16-36"
Iris pallida 'Argenteo-Variegata' Dalmatian irisperennial (Z4-9) blue (late spring)24-36"
Iris pseudacorus yellow flagperennial (Z4-9) yellow (late spring)4-6'
Iris pumila 'Stitch Witch' dwarf bearded irisperennial blue/white (April-May)8-15"
Iris reticulata reticulata irisperennial bulb (Z5-9) purple/yellow (April)6"
Iris setosa beach-head iris; Alaska flagperennial (Z2) purple (spring)8"
Iris sibirica Siberian irisperennial (Z4-9) blueto 2 ft
Iris tectorum Japanese roof irisperennial (Z4-9) blue (spring)12-18"
Iris versicolor blue flagperennial blue (spring-summer)2-3'
Iris virginica var. shrevei Southern blue flagperennial
Iris x louisiana Louisiana irisperennial various3'
Iris xiphium Dutch irisperennial bulb various colors (mid-spring)18"
Moraea comptonii perennial yellow/salmon
Moraea elegans perennial yellow-orange (spring)14"
Moraea huttonii perennial (Z6-10) yellowto 36"
Moraea polyanthos perennial blue24"
Moraea vespertina perennial white28-40"
Olsynium douglasii Douglas's blue-eyed grassperennial pale violet4-12"
Orthrosanthus multiflorus morning flagtender perennial (Z9-11) blue2'
Pardancanda norrisii candy lilyperennial (Z5-10) orange3'
Sisyrinchium angustifolium narrow-leaf blue-eyed grassperennial (Z5-8) blue (summer)6"
Sisyrinchium bellum blue-eyed grassperennial blue12-18"
Sisyrinchium idahoense blue-eyed grassperennial (Z4-9) violet-blue (late spring-early summer)4-6"
Sisyrinchium macrocarpum perennial (Z8-9) yellow6-12"
Sisyrinchium montanum mountain blue-eyed grassperennial (Z3-8) blue (spring)4-24"
Sisyrinchium rosulatum annual blue-eyed grassannual white/violet8"
Sisyrinchium umbellatum perennial
Tigridia chiapensis perennial (Z7) white/yellow (summer)8"
Tigridia pavonia tiger flower; Mexican shellflowerperennial (Z8-11) various colors30"
Tigridia vanhouttei perennial purple/white (summer)16-28"
Watsonia borbonica 'Bedazzled' and 'Cherry Splash' bugle lilyperennial (Z8-10) various colors (spring-summer)4-6'
Watsonia vanderspuyae perennial (Z9-11) red (spring)6'

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