This variety is a hybrid form that was bred by Ivar Schmidt. Pacific coast irises are a small, clump forming, perennial plant with strappy grass-like foliage that are ideal to plant on borders or grass gardens. They are very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and will grow in full sun to shady areas. They are also tolerant of being planted at the base of pine trees. They need little maintenance, only cutting the foliage to the ground once a year at the start of winter to help keep them looking fresh. They bloom from October, at the start of the Iris flowering season and before the tall bearded irises bloom.