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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

IRIS chrysographes

 

 

  • 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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