Pacific Coast Irises, Iris x pacificaWe offer potted plants of these irises for spring planting. This page contains hybrids of irises that are native to northern California and southern Oregon. They are best grown in soil that is acid, such as soil amended with a generous amount of humus or well-rotted compost. Filtered light or partial shade is best in most gardens, especially when grown in climates different from their native range. Mulching during winter is recommended where winter climates are more severe.
There are an additional 18 varieties of these in assorted colors that we are hoping to add over the next couple of years. It's a slow process because they are more difficult to grow in containers than they are in the ground.
Best grown in gardens along the Pacific Coast.
Iris 'Bay Street'$9.95 Combining purple and cream in equal measure, with dark purple veins on creamy white falls. And it grows vigorously. This is one of Joseph Ghio's many lovely pacifica iris introductions, first offered in 2008.
Iris 'Bonus Points'$9.95 A plicata of white with blue stitching, and dark purple styles in the center.
Iris 'Cashing In'$9.95 Wide, ruffled falls of golden yellow, lightening towards the heart. Lightly veined.
Iris 'Ciao'$9.95 A pure, solid gold, that is ruffled.
$11.95 Lightly rosy-tannish wine, nicely ruffled and spreading.
Iris 'Drip Drop'$9.95 Three colors -- golden at the base, creamy white in the center and a wide splash of purple at the tips of the falls. With veins standing out in gold and purple.
Iris 'Filoli'$8.95 Very colorful in rich purple and lighter lilac. It is named for a famous garden in California.
Iris 'Idyllwild'$9.95 Combines falls of medium lavender-blue with a very ruffly center buff of lighter standards. The lavender-blue falls are colored lighter at their edges, and have a creamy center line. 'Idyllwild's' season extends later than most.
Iris 'Life Force'
$11.95 Medium to light lavender-pink. Dark wine signals and ruffled edges.
Iris 'Mandalay Bay'$9.95 Ruffled and crimped flowers of bright yellow with cream at the base.
Iris 'Mixed Bag'$9.95 The falls are lavender-rose. The flaring, upright standards are a contrasting cream, lightly touched in lavender.
Iris 'Ocean Blue'$9.95 'Ocean Blue' is mostly a light lavender-blue, close to a sky-blue. Darker veins run through the falls, and each has a golden signal at its base.
Iris 'Pretty Boy'
$11.95 Light peachy yellow with a dark maroon signal at the base of each fall. Ruffles on their edges.