About Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris (Iris PCH hybrid ‘Mix’)
This California native plant is called Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris or Iris PCH hybrid ‘Mix’. During the spring its dense grass-like foliage is decorated by flowers in shades of beautiful violet-blues, purples, yellows and whites with golden centers and maroon or yellow veining. Slender stems carry 2-3 beardless flowers roughly 3/4-1″ long. Not always uniform in size, PCH hybrid mixes reach an average mature growth habit of 1-2′ by 2-3′ in the landscape. This evergreen plant is considered a hardy plant known for withstanding harsh coastal conditions.
Planting and Care Instructions
Plant the Iris PCH hybrid ‘Mix’ in slightly acidic well-draining soil in an area that receives part shade to part sun exposure. If planted near the coast this variety can be planted in full sun. Overall this plant doesn’t require a lot of water so water sparingly when planted in coastal areas and water slightly more often if planted inland towards warmer climates. No pruning is necessary and if desired, dividing or relocating is possible when done in December.
Landscape Design Ideas
The Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris are highly adaptable in California landscapes as it is native to California. It can be mass planted on a sloped landscape along a path or planted in a corner that receives afternoon shade. This plant also looks nice planted around the base of a tree or almost anywhere among a rock landscape design.
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