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Iris unguicularis

Wonderful winter flowering Iris species. We are offering five chunky 2 litre pots for only £25.00. Iris unguicularis has elegant scented lavender flowers with white markings on the haft and a yellow signal. Dec-March. Ht. 30cm. Sp. 30cm. Sun. Well drained soil. Flowers best against a south or west wall. Pick flowers in bud for in the home. RHS Award of Garden Merit. This particular species thrive on a slightly alkaline soil and will benefit from a top dress of lime when planting. Only divide when truly necessary as they can sulk for a few years afterwards and not flower. The Iris flower is held only by a petiole rather than a flower stem so beware of early roaming slugs and mice.


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Plant Details: SPECIAL OFFER Iris unguicularis


Variety: Iris unguicularis

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: N. Africa

Flower colour: Blue, Purple

Flower month: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Flower scent: Sweetly

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Dry Soil, Neutral, Alkaline

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade

Evergreen: Deciduous

Cut flower: Yes

Height: 30

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Variegated: cream and green

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Compost: Soil Loam Based

Year of introduction: YES

Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof, Marine

Special offer: YES, 1996

Pot Size: 2 litre

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