Bearing deep violet-blue flowers with narrow, deeply marked, blue and white falls and violet veins, this dwarf plant deserves to be more widely grown. From Southern Italy, the Balkan peninsula and Turkey, this plant is almost impossible to spot in the grass after flowering as the leaves are totally grass-like. This species, which is pollinated by ants, is closely related to Iris graminea.
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:Spuria Iris
Packet Content:10 (Approx)