Douglas Iris–The Purple Ones
Looking for good ground cover for your garden or around your home? Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association believes our native flower, the Douglas iris, could be a good choice. She writes,
Douglas iris is beautiful in the wild and also makes a great groundcover plant for the garden. It forms large patches of evergreen leaves in grassy areas and on forest edges. Once established, it needs no water except what the rain provides. Each flower stalk has 2 to 3 purple flowers which look good in a vase where they will last a day or two. It ranges from Southern California to central Oregon, staying within several miles of the coast. Iris douglasiana is the scientific name and it is in the Iris family.
Come learn more about local native plants for the garden at a native plant workshop on Saturday, May 16th from 9 to 4 at the Shelter Code RID building, 9126 Shelter Cove Rd. [See more here.]