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IRIS chrysographes

Rhizomatous perennial with very dark purple, almost black flowers in early summer. Fragrant
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  • Deciduous - linear, flat, grey-green leaves 50cm (20in) long
  • Brown or black
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - dark purple
  • Height - 40-50cm (16-20in)
  • Spread - indefinite, about 30cm (12in) in 3 years
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous iris. Each unbranched stem produces 2 flowers 6-7cm (2½-2¾in) across with gold streaks on the falls
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°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.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - beardless Siberian iris
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails, grey mould(Botrytis)
  • Place of origin - China (Sichuan, Yunnan)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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