Hardy / Iris, Louisiana Red Velvet Elvis

Red Velvet Elvis
Iris Louisiana ‘Red Velvet Elvis’

Hardy Plant Bloody Dock

How can you resist a plant with such a wonderful name? This 1997 introduction was awarded the Mary Swords DeBallion Medal in 2005…the highest honor for a Louisiana iris. Iris ‘Red Velvet Elvis’ produces 3′ tall spikes of large flowers made up of ruby falls with a brilliant strike of orangey-yellow and mauve standard starting in early May…a hummingbird favorite. As with all Louisiana iris, they can be grown in slightly moist soil or in shallow standing water.

Size: 2 to 3 feet

Zone: 4 – 9

Light: Sun to partial shade