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Iris x louisiana 'Red Velvet Elvis'

Louisiana Iris

Plant Type:


Iris x louisiana 'Red Velvet Elvis' - Dark ruby-red falls with a small bright golden orange signal near the base of each petal are accompanied with mauve-purple frilled standards and nearly black style arms. 'Red Velvet Elvis' is one juicy flower color combo! Bred by Kevin Vaughn in Oregon this incredible Louisiana hybrid is deservedly an award winner (DeBallion, 2005). Site in full sun planted in moist soil to even a marginal pond setting. This stunning hybrid Louisiana Iris is of clumping habit with moderate to moderately quick increase. Division.


34-36 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Iris x louisiana 'Red Velvet Elvis'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Full Sun


  • Bog
  • Border
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.