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Commonly known as: Algerian iris.
(syn. Stylosa) - clear blue winter flowering iris
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- Good to know - does not need feeding or soil improvement. The older and more congested the clump becomes the better it flowers.
- Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
- Place of Origin - Greece, western and southern Turkey, western Syria, Tunisia, Algeria.
- 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 - 30cm (12in)
- Spread - 10-50cm (4-20in)
- Bulb/Corm - Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - vigorous, rhizomatous, beardless perennial. Large flowers 5-8cm (2-3in) across are produced on very short stems
- Evergreen - tough, grasslike leaves to 60cm (24in) long.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
- Against a wall
- Full Sun
- Scented flowers
- Neutral to Alkaline Soil
- well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - thrives in a dry, stony 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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