IRIS LONGIPETALA

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IRIS LONGIPETALA

$5.14 / packet

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Description

From clumps of bluish-green, grass-like foliage arise short stems carrying up to 4 or 5 flowers at a time. These have, as the name implies, unusually long petals, which are pale milky blue, darker at the centre, and beautifully pencilled at their flared ends. A rare plant, it is protected in the wild where it lives in restricted swales and moist areas in coastal grasslands from San Francisco to Monterey.

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:30-45cm

Packet Content:6 (Approx)

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