This extremely sumptuous, clump-forming, evergreen perennial has sword-shaped, dark green leaves, which, in late spring and early summer, form the base for loose clusters of beautiful white flowers, delicately marked with purple and yellow on the inner petals. It occurs in heathland and forest in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in Australia and is perfect for a large pot but is surprisingly hardy in a sheltered spot when established. Few seeds collected.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:White Iris
Classification:Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:12 (Approx)