IRIS TUBEROSA

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Iris tuberosa

IRIS TUBEROSA

$4.64 / packet

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Description

Olive green flowers have yellow tones at their throats, the recurving tepals being stained velvety maroon, almost black. The lance-shaped, glaucous green leaves appear first, the flowers growing on stems slightly shorter than the foliage. The blooms have a delicate fragrance that will increase in sunshine, or even a warm room making it in irresistible cut flower. A native of the Mediterranean region, It is grown from tuberous bulbs planted in the autumn, growing best in full sun to partial shade, and requiring well-drained, warm soil. In can naturalise in grassy areas and grows well in rock gardens or containers.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Common name:Snake's-head, Widow iris, Black iris, or Velvet flower-de-luce.

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:5-7cm

Packet Content:6 seeds (Approx)

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