Mid purple flowers with darker purple veins on the standards and on the falls, and which have a light yellow zone, open on long stems in spring, which form a larger clump each year. From western China, this is a close relative of Iris chrysographes, but differs from the latter in its flowers which are a paler bluish to violet.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Bulley's Iris