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Iris xiphium ‘Lusitanica’

Spanish iris

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.3m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Iris xiphium ‘Lusitanica’ (Spanish iris). This produces pure yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

N.Africa

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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