If you like iris, here's a different type to try: peacock flower. It's not a true iris, but produces lovely, delicate flowers that strongly resemble one.
Peacock lily is grown in a manner similar to iris, though this plants is winter-hardy only in the southernmost parts of the country, Zones 8-11. It bears irislike flowers on perennial flowering stems that reach 4 feet tall.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2-4 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 2-3 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Drought Tolerant
Rosemary and peacock flower both are evergreen and both perform well in sunny, dry sites. The fine texture of rosemary foliage contrasts beautifully with the large grassy leaves of African iris.Salvia
Autumn sage creates a dazzling contrast of red, magenta, or purple flowers against the linear backdrop of peacock flower foliage.Verbena
Hardy verbena makes a wonderful groundcover at the base of spiky peacock flower. Pink or purple forms of hardy verbena combine well with the delicate creamy white and lavender forms of African iris.
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