Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia
Iris latifolia

Iris latifolia

English Iris

Iridaceae

Height

50 - 60 cm

Flower colour

blue

Flowering time

late June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, fertile

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

often short lived

Plant range

Spain, Pyrenees

Iris is a large genus of close to 300 species in the iris family, Iridaceae. The word iris is from Greek and means rainbow, which refers to the colourful flowers of species in the genus. Nearly all species are native to temperate regions in the northern hemisphere where they grow in varied habitats, from dry alpine conditions, to meadows and marshes.

Propagation:


Bulbs in fall.


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in September - November.

Soaking the seed in hot water can speed up germination. Seed covered and stored outside until March. Needs at least 2-3 months cold stratification. Brought to 15-18°C (60 - 65°F) for germination.

Can be short lived. Foliage dies back after flowering.

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