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IRIS foetidissima



Commonly known as: Gladdon, Stinking gladwyn, Stinking iris.


Dull purple flowers 2 feet in height

individually £9.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
Pot size: 1.5 or 2 Litre

Mature Size

30 - 90cm (12-36in) bulb/corm Watering Can
  to 50cm (20in)
 

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  • Good to know - a native iris. Pollinated by bumble bees and long-tongued flies. Good for seaside gardens and can be naturalized in hedge bottoms or wooded corners. Crushed leaves emit an unpleasant, meaty scent.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of Origin - southern and western Europe, Azores, Canary Islands, northern Africa.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - 30 - 90cm (12-36in)
  • Spread - to 50cm (20in)
  • Bulb/Corm - Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - vigorous, rhizomatous, beardless perennial. Flowers, tinged with yellow, are 5-7cm (2-3in) across and are followed by decorative seed pods splitting to reveal bright orange seeds
  • Evergreen - tufts of tough, dark-green leaves to 75cm (30in) long.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Neutral to Alkaline Soil
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
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