Patersonia occidentalis
Long purple-flag

Uses: Small Iris like ornamental with blue to purple flowers in spring through summer. Use in borders or as a contrast plant.
Frost hardy and can withstand dry conditions.

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

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

  • Height 0.4-0.5m
  • Spread 0.4-0.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Iridaceae
  • Botanical Name Patersonia occidentalis
  • Common Name Long purple-flag
  • Origin SA, VIC, WA, TAS
  • Habit Tufting, Erect to weeping
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Plains, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Blue
  • Flowering Time Spring
  • Flower Type Open-petalled
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Form Grass Sedge or Flax
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region