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Iris susiana

Mourning iris

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGrey purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Iris susiana (Mourning iris). This species is a stalked clump with lance-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are single grey-purple blooms from late spring.

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
  • HardinessFrost hardy (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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