Iris unguicularis

Iris - Iris unguicularis

Common Name: Iris
Genus: Iris
Species: unguicularis

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A winter-flowering iris which is robust and floriferous. In winter and early spring masses of scented violet-blue flowers appear atop the narrow evergreen foliage. Perfect for adding winter colour they will thrive in pots as well as the front of a sunny or partially shaded bed as long as the soil is well drained. A lovely addition to any garden.

  • Garden Care: Ensure good drainage throughout the year. Every 3 - 5 years lift and divide overlarge clumps making sure the top of their rhizomes sits just below the soil level. Apply a generous mulch in spring.

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