This AGM Winner is a vigorous clump-forming, rhizomatous plant, having narrow leaves and branched stems bearing very dark, purplish-blue flowers, each fall having a large white patch and yellow haft. It is closely allied to I. sibirica, its range including Central and Southern Europe to Eastern Siberia and Japan. Few seeds collected.
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:Delavay's Iris
Packet Content:8 (Approx)