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Iris versicolor ‘Kermesina’

Blue flag iris

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Iris versicolor ‘Kermesina’ (Blue flag iris). Bears reddish-purple flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous or Aquatic

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog, border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

Attracts Slugs

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