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Iris histrioides 'Katharine's Gold'


Iris histrioides 'Katharine's Gold' is a very special fragrant, early spring-blooming iris with glowing pale yellow and white flowers with blue dots.

Iris histrioides 'Katharine's Gold' is a very special early spring-blooming iris (February in coastal BC) related to 'Katharine Hodgkin' with glowing pale yellow and white flowers with blue dots and a lovely fragrance. It will light up your life in the dark days of late winter. Use at the front of the border or in rock or gravel gardens or other areas with good drainage.

Common Name: Orchid Iris

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain slopes around 1500 m. elevation.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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