Oregon Iris

Iris tenax

Showy perennial plant that grows up to 1.5′ tall with long narrow grass-like leaves that are pinkish-red at the base and light green above. Flowers range from pale purple to white to creamy yellow. Natives used leaves for rope making. Also called Toughleaf Iris.


Plant Details

Habitat Notesmeadows, pastures
Mature Height1-2’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Dry soils
Special Uses Attracts insects, bees, and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant
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