Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica
Iris setosa var. arctica

Iris setosa var. arctica

Dwarf Arctic Iris

Iridaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

lilac

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, fairly moist

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Alaska and Siberia

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:


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.

A dwarf, floriferous variety of Iris setosa. Hardy.

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