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Hermodactylus tuberosus

Snake's head iris

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to March
  • Height0.15m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourYellow green, black-brown
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Hermodactylus tuberosus (Snake's head iris). This species is a relative of the iris. The flowers are greenish yellow and blackish brown. The stems and leaves which are blue-green, grow to about 45cm tall.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Widow's iris

Origin

France and Turkey

Interest and use

Grown for its iris-like flowers.

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Needs

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

Propagation

Division in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may cause problems

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