Birds & Blooms
Attract butterflies with this stunning speckled flower.
Iris domestica ‘Freckle Face’,
Zones 4 to 10
Despite its name, this gorgeous flower is actually a part of the iris family. The flowers of this shortlived perennial become seedpods, which eventually split open to reveal dark berries that resemble blackberries. Keep in mind that this plant does spread easily and is considered invasive in some areas. Attracts: Light needs: Full sun to part shade. Size: 18 to 24 inches high and 12 to 18 inches wide.
Grown for: Gorgeous cut flowers, border gardening, and the option of being kept in containers.
Foliage: Long green petals, similar to ones on an iris. Seasonal interest: The stunning orange petals give way to shiny seeds in autumn.