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Iris unguicularis


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Iris unguicularis is a surprising feature of the winter to spring garden with fragrant, blue-mauve flowers from November-March.


Description:
The fragrant, blue-mauve, 3-4 inch wide flowers of Iris unguicularis are a surprising feature of the winter to spring garden potentially blooming in the period from November to March. It is best in a warm, sheltered, well-drained, sunny spot against the house and out of the rain where you can ignore it -- it hates to be fussed over. Forms a good clump of evergreen spiked foliage. Hails form the Mediterranean.


Common Name: Winter Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Winter - Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Stony, seasonally arid places.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - North Africa

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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