Iris unguicularis is a surprising feature of the winter to spring garden with fragrant, icy blue-mauve flowers from November-March.
Iris unguicularis is a surprising feature of the winter to spring garden potentially blooming in the period from November to March. 'Walter Butt' has pale lavender-blue flowers that are larger and more fragrant than the species with broader foliage. 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
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Winter - Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Stony, seasonally arid places.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - North Africa
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