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Iris lutescens

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow, blue, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Iris lutescens. This species is a rhizomatous dwarf bearded iris which is fast growing. The foliage is between 1cm to 2.5cm wide and about 30cm long. The flowers are borne in the early spring and they are either yellow, violet blue, white or bicoloured.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive and colourful flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • 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

Aphids

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