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Propeller Flower


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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Alophia drummondii

Common Names: Propeller Flower, Herbertia, Prairie Iris


Iris Family (Iridaceae). An upright, smooth perennial grows to 12 inches long from a bulb. The flower is about 2 inches across, and creates an interesting petal arrangement. 3 outer segments are broad and easily spotted; inner segment much smaller and a black, violet. Herbertia prefers sandy or clay soils.

Bloom Color(s): blue

Bloom Width: 1.5 in.

Bloom Height: 1 in.

Plant Height: 12 in.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: March to May

Plant Family: Iridaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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