Pacific Coast Irises, Iris x pacifica 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.
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.
Iris 'Bonus Points'
$9.95 A plicata of white with blue stitching, and dark purple styles in the center.
Iris 'Border Dispute'
$9.95 A plicata of gold, edged in reddish-brown.
$9.95 A blend of tawny rose and gold. Chemeketa is originally a word from the aboriginal Kalapuya natives near Salem, Oregon, meaning "place of peace." Today there is a community college in Oregon with this name, in addition to a location in California named Chemeketa Park.
$9.95 Wine-rose blending to apricot-gold, with lightr styles of pale lavender-pink. Today there is a small community south of Salinas, California named Chualar. Historically, the name comes from the language of the Aztecs.
$9.95 A pure, solid gold, that is ruffled.
$9.95 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.
$8.95 Very colorful in rich purple and lighter lilac. It is named for a famous garden in California.
$12.95 Fireflow' has ruffled flowers of a very dark blood red surrounding a golden center. The petals and sepals are partially edged in a thin line of gold.
Iris 'Fireworks Display'
$9.95 A plicata with a wide edge of medium maroon-red on the falls, with reddish veins overlaying gold.
$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.
Iris 'Life Force'
$9.95 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 'Marriage Proposal'
$12.95 Dusky rose blended with amber on the falls. The standards and styles are a lighter, creamy lavender-pink.
Iris 'Mission San Antonio'
$12.95 Gold falls edged in reddish violet, with violet veins. Violet styles at the flower's center.
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 'Sierra Azul'
$9.95 Creamy white flowers with just a hint of very light blue towards the edge of the falls. Nicely ruffled.