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  • Iris pallida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Iris pallida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Iris pallida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale to bright blue yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades and green

Description

Iris pallida (Great purple flag iris). This species of bearded iris produces fragrant, pale blue flowers with yellow beards, which are borne on 1.2m high stems in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ornamental, bedding plant. Spring/Summer interest.

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  • Iris pallida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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  • Iris pallida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Slugs and snails may damage leaves. Prone to soft rot, leaf spot.

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