Iris Setosa Arctica
This bone-hardy, very cold tolerant, grassy leaved Iris species which is native to Siberia and Alaska forms a low tuft of bright green, sword-shaped leaves. Many three-petalled flowers, lavender-blue with silvery-white veining, appear in late spring. It is a good choice for edging or in the sunny rock garden and can be very effective when mass planted as ground cover.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Dwarf Arctic Iris
Packet Content:10 (Approx)