Pacific Coast Native species. 6-28" Extremely particular growing conditions. Native to coastal California. Discovered by Rev. George Herbert in 1841. Very variable in height and color of bloom. Bloom can range from white through all shades of purple. Prefers dry conditions in summer and dies below 19 degrees in winter. A very challenging iris but this species is a good cultivar for those intrepid gardeners who like trying new and differnent irises.