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Hermodactylus Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Hermodactylus genus. This is a single species of herbaceous tuberous-rooted perennial. It is grown for the iris-like flowers which are pleasantly scented. The blooms are produced in late winter in mild climates and in spring in cooler areas. The leaves are long and narrow. Fully hardy. Requires a hot, sunny situation, where tubers will ripen well in summer, and well drained soil. It is particularly successful on hot, chalky soils. Propagate by division in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Europe and Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its iris-like flowers.

Propagation

Division in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may cause problems

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