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Iris laevigata

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  • Iris laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Iris laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Iris laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.6m to 0.85m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve white-green
  • Leaf ColourVariegated green shades

Description

Iris laevigata. This is a beard-less species. The stems will bear 2 to 4 purple flowers with yellow blotches from mid-spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China and Japan

Interest and use

Summer interest. Bog gardens, aquatic planting.

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  • Iris laevigata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, but some groups may thrive only in specific growing conditions. All irises are best planted in late summer and early autumn. Outdoors you can grow them in well drained, fertile, neutral or slightly acid or alkaline soil in full sun to lightly dappled shade. In order for irises to thrive, most of them need long, hot summers. Irises that require protection from rain or frost should be grown under glass.

Propagation

By division of rhizomes or offsets in late summer or by seed in autumn. Certain cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts Slugs

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