Iris fulva (Copper Iris)
Iris fulva, a native Louisiana iris, occurs from southern Illinois and southeast Missouri and Kentucky, south to Louisiana and east to Georgia in swamps and wet meadows. Growing to about two feet tall, Iris fulva is also known as "Copper Iris" because of the copper red to brick red and, occasionally, yellow blooms in late spring. Iris fulva has bright green leaves and will form large clumps if given a site with adequate moisture. Copper Iris has an understated beauty that I very much admire. Sun in Zones 5-10.