Orthrosanthus multiflorus
Morning Iris

Uses: Ornamental flower for informal group plantings amongst other shrubs in native landscapes, borders and mixed raised beds. Can be used for mass plantings as a ground cover, under trees or on banks. Requires well-drained soils. Butterfly attracting.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.3-0.6m
  • Spread 0.6-0.9m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Iridaceae
  • Botanical Name Orthrosanthus multiflorus
  • Common Name Morning Iris
  • Origin SA, Vic, WA
  • Habit Clumping
  • Landscape Coast, 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Wind
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Blue
  • Flowering Time Summer, Winter
  • Flower Type Star
  • Purpose Ornamental, Erosion
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Grass Sedge or Flax
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region