Iris orientalis 'Shelford Giant'

 - Iris orientalis 'Shelford Giant'

Common Name:
Genus: Iris
Species: orientalis
Cultivar: 'Shelford Giant'

The Greek translation of the word Iris means ‘rainbow’; probably a reference to the wide range of flower colours in this Genus.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This beardless Iris spreads by swollen underground stems (rhizomes). Iris orientalis ‘Shelford Giant’ has long, erect, strap-like leaves that are evergreen and last throughout the winter. The yellow and white flowers are produced in early summer.


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