IRIS foetidissima

Commonly known as Gladdon, Stinking gladwyn, Stinking iris

Dull purple flowers 2 feet in height
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Tufts of tough, dark-green leaves to 75cm (30in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    30-90cm (12-36in)
  • Spread
    To 50cm (20in)
  • 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
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • 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.

IRIS foetidissima

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£13.50 each 

Any 3+ £11.00 each
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch


  • Additional Features
    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
    Place of origin
    Southern and western Europe, Azores, Canary Islands, northern Africa.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
30-90cm (12-36in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  to 50cm (20in)

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