Native Iris

Patersonia sericea - botanical name

Patersonia sericea

A. McWhirter © Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen tufted perennial grass (0.4m x 0.4m) from Qld; NSW (including Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone) and Vic. Stiff erect grass-like greyish green leaves. Deep violet flowers in succession on a short hairy stalk in spring and summer each lasting less than a day. Useful clumped in a perennial bed particularly in a bush garden. Prefers sandy well drained soil. Frost and drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full sun
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam
  • Water rating
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (Qld; NSW (Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone) & Vic)
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