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Iris ruthenica

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Iris ruthenica. This species is a stalked clump with lance-shaped glossy medium green leaves. The flowers are single purple-blue bloom in the late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails, slugs, leaf spot and grey mould.

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