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Iris xiphioides

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Iris xiphioides. This species has narrowly lance-shaped leaves with purple, blue or white flowers in the summer.

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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light
  • Soil pH5.5 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

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

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