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EvergreenTufts of tough, dark-green leaves to 75cm (30in) long.
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
SpreadTo 50cm (20in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialVigorous, 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
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritantThese plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowA 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 & DiseasesNonePlace of originSouthern and western Europe, Azores, Canary Islands, northern Africa.
Soil ConditionsNeutral to alkaline soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 50cm (20in)